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Enfermería Global

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ALBA-MARTIN, Raquel. Prevalence of childhood obesity & eating habbits in primary education. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.40-51. ISSN 1695-6141.

Introduction: In developed countries child obesity alarmingly in recent years, becoming in a serious problem of public health. Obesity is a chronic illness with multifactorial origin that begining in childhood and adolescence, produced it by an inbalance between intake and energy expenditure. Its causes could be genetic, biological, behavioral or cultural factors. Treatment is difficult in this growth stage because any nutritional deficit can negatively impact in children's comprehensive development. Objectives: ClassifiedppilsBody Mass Index (BMI), observed relations between infant obesity and using school dining-room and checked that menu was appropriate in calories content and percentage of macronutrients. Methodology: It has implemented an observational, descriptive and cross study about obesity in children six years. For data collection, it used a scale to measure weight and a tape measure to carve, and weight data collected height and BMI was calculated. Furthermore, in order to check the menu, the staff cafeteria gave us a monthly menu. Results: Into europe percentages, our sample showed children with overweight and obesity and a considerable percentage with underweight. Conclusions: Family and carers play significant rol in school dining-room promoting healthy habits (with exercise and a balance diet) to prevent pathologies in adulthood secondaries to obesity, which is an security strategy in public health and for economy of health systems.

Keywords : Child Obesity; Eating Habits; Family; Nutrition; Health Education.

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