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Eating habits in children of student mothers of the Adventist University of Chile. A descriptive study

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Catalina Aparicio-Salazar ,
Catalina Aparicio-Salazar

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Adventista de Chile. Chillán, Chile

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María Constanza Elgueta-Díaz ,
María Constanza Elgueta-Díaz

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Adventista de Chile. Chillán, Chile

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Miguel Ángel López-Espinoza ,
Miguel Ángel López-Espinoza

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Adventista de Chile. Chillán, Chile

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Abstract

Introduction: The parenting methods implemented by parents shape the eating habits of their children, so addressing them is key to achieving subsequent problems of childhood obesity, Objective: to know the eating habits of the students of the Adventist University of Chile (UnACh) related to the feeding of their children, Methods: cross-sectional descriptive study. A sample consisting of 20 mothers studying a degree at the UnACh was studied, obtained with the convenience method. A frequency of consumption questionnaire and another on personal history were applied, Results: it was found that eggs (55%), red meat (75%), refined cereals (100%), sugar (85%), sugary drinks (75%), %). %), led within the “complies” portion. 100% of the children do not comply with the intake or portions recommended by the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA) of whole grains, fruits, water and oil, Conclusions: We were able to identify that the diet reported by the mothers surveyed that they gave to their children was insufficient according to the recommendations according to age; being a factor that should concern nutrition professionals to intervene in this group of the population that studies and at the same time has the responsibility of caring for a minor.

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Aparicio-Salazar C, Elgueta-Díaz MC, López-Espinoza M. Eating habits in children of student mothers of the Adventist University of Chile. A descriptive study. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 May 13 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];3:732. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/732

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