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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974versão On-line ISSN 2337-9622

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PAULA, Danielle Vasconcellos de et al. Nutritional assessment and standard of food consumption among benefitial and non-beneficial children of transfer program incomes, in a school of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2009. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp.385-394. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742012000300004.

OBJECTIVE: to describe anthropometric andfeeding among beneficiary and non-beneficiary children of income transfer programs. METHODS: a cross-sectional study with children aged 6-10 years, beneficiary and non-beneficiary, in municipal school of the municipality of Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil; the study protocol consisted of evaluating socioeconomic and demographic, anthropometric and food intake. RESULTS: the study included 115 students, mostly with per capita income of up to ½ minimum wage; there was high incidence of overweight or risk of overweight; there was greater fractionation between the meals served; significant differences (p<0.05) in dietary habits were identified. CONCLUSION: the study findings, the describing of anthropometric profile and dietary habits of beneficiary children emphasize the need to develop actions for food and nutrition education, aiming to acquire a more healthy diet.

Palavras-chave : Socioeconomic Factors; Public Policy; Nutrition Programs and Policies; School Health; Anthropometry; Epidemiology; Descriptive.

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