Obesity and chronic diseases prevention among school children: nursing intervention in healthy eating education Obesity and chronic diseases prevention

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Elsa Vitale
Rosa Silvia Fortunato
Cosimo Della Pietà
Maria Luisa Ciurlia
Francesco Germini

Keywords

Education, Educational Nursing Intervention, Food Frequency Questionnaire, healthy Eating, Prevention, Schoolchildren

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this research was to explore the food frequency assumption among a sample of school children by assessing nursing interventions in eating education.


Design: A correlation study was performed to assess the effectiveness of nursing education in healthy eating among schoolchildren.


Setting: Anthropometric parameters were recorded and a Food Frequency Questionnaire was performed by participants and their parents at the enrollment moment (T0) and after six months (T1) from the nursing educational reunion.


Participants: 33 schoolchildren who attended the elementary school were enrolled after their parents gave their consents to participation.


Results: Differences between BMI were not significant as well as we consider the sex subgroups.


Conclusion: Child care contexts provide a salient chance to control children’s eating habits in preschool and school age thanks to knowledge of healthy eating lifestyles.

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