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Revista chilena de nutrición

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Abstract

MACIAS M, Adriana Ivette; GORDILLO S, Lucero Guadalupe  and  CAMACHO R, Esteban Jaime. Eating habits in school-age children and the health education paper. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.3, pp.40-43. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182012000300006.

The role of the family, media advertising and school influence on the eating habits of children was reviewed. The exposure of children to these behavioral factors has modified the consumption patterns in children, resulting in an increase in the prevalence of obesity. This underlines the importance of health education as a preventive and promotional tool in the change of behaviors related to the adoption of healthy eating habits, emphasizing the development of nutritional programs applied in schools with the cooperation of parents and teachers to modify unhealthy behaviors and to acquire healthy life styles.

Keywords : feeding; childhood; nutritional programs; television publicity; infantile obesity.

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