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Revista chilena de nutrición

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ANIGSTEIN, María Sol. Nutritional habits of chilean university students in the context of alimentary modernity. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2013, vol.40, n.3, pp.243-249. ISSN 0717-7518.

The nutritional habits in Chile, has been affected by the "alimentary modernity". This phenomenon is understood as the transformation of what we eat - how food products are produced, distributed, prepared and consumed - as a consequence of food industrialization, economy and mass media globalization. This process has generated many changes in lifestyle with substantial differences depending on the context in which they operate socioeconomic grounds, age and gender. This article is based on a study undertook in Santiago of Chile from 2008 to 2010, through qualitative methodology. It explores university student's perception of their diet focusing on their relationship with food and their bodies. The main results and conclusions show that the university students feel discomfort with their nutritional habits, mainly the women, students who live alone and who have scanty money for their personal expenses.

Keywords : Nutritional habits; perceptions; young; university; discomfort.

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