SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.43 issue3Nutrition and physical activity in people with intellectual disabilitiesQuantitative parameters of milky fatty globules by conventional microscopy: potential treatment of bovine raw milk with UV rays at the point of primary production in the dairy chain of Cesar author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Revista chilena de nutrición

On-line version ISSN 0717-7518

Abstract

ARANEDA F, Jacqueline; PINHEIRO F, Anna Christina; RODRIGUEZ OSIAC, Lorena  and  RODRIGUEZ F, Alejandra. Apparent intake of fruit, vegetables, and ultra-processed foods by the Chilean population. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2016, vol.43, n.3, pp.271-278. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182016000300006.

Objetive: The objective of this study was to characterize the apparent intake of fruit, vegetables, and ultra-processed foods in the Chilean population according to the income quintiles. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using the 7th Family Budget Survey database of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (National Statistics Institute, INE), which includes 10,528 households from different zones of the country. Average monthly household expenses were evaluated according to income quintile for all food groups, especially fruit, vegetables, and ultra-processed foods. Results: Food intake is determined by socioeconomic level. Healthier intake patterns were observed in the higher quintiles where monthly spending was proportionately higher for fish, dairy products, cheese, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, and proportionately lower for bread and cereals, meat, oils, and fats. Conclusions: It is necessary to implement structural measures under the concept of "health in all policies", which support change in the population's dietary pattern toward natural and healthier food.

Keywords : Fruit; vegetables; ultra-processed food; public policies; nutrition.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License