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Title: Projeto redução dos riscos de adoecer e morrer na maturidade-RRAMM
Other Titles: Reducing risks of ilness and death in adulthood-RRIDA PROJECT: prevention of obesity among primary school children in São Paulo
Authors: Lopez, Fábio Ancona [UNIFESP]
Gaglianone, Cristina Pereira [UNIFESP]
Keywords: Obesidade/prevenção & controle
Educação Alimentar e Nutricional
Atividade Motora
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Citation: São Paulo: [s.n.], 2003. 214 p.
Abstract: O autor so fez ABSTRACT:The project Reducing Risks of Illness and Death in Adulthood (RRIDA) was undertaken to develop and test the efficacy of a multidisciplinary program in Elementary Schools for the reduction of obesity risk factors by promoting healthy lifestyle. The purpose of this project was to develop and test product and process technologies in health promotion, taking into account the reality of the Brazilian public school. It includes 2,436 children (7-10 years), enrolled in the first and second grades of 8 elementary schools. It was an intervention study, with pre and post intervention evaluations (3 intervention and 5 control). The baseline evaluation includes antropometric measures (weight and height), food and physical activity habits. Teachers distributed a questionnaire, which includes social, nutrition and physical activity questions. Parents completed the questionnaire and returned it to school. Teachers of the intervention schools were invited to implement a nutrition education program. This program includes both a 30-hours of teachers training and 15 weeks of students activities. The proposed curriculum is composed of three activities by week (30 minutes each), based on educational techniques such as games and tales. To evaluate the program implementation: teachers and RRIDA staff met every 3 weeks during the development of students activities; 12 teachers were interviewed just after the end of program implementation. The goal of the curriculum is to transmit general information about healthy diets. Six months and one year after the baseline evaluation ali children were re-evaluated using the same parameters. Impact evaluation in intervention schools showed significant positive changes in children knowledge, attitudes and practices related to nutrition. Main findings include: decrease prevalence of consumption of junk foods (rich in fat and sugar) among students (from 27,4 por cento to 22,2 por cento); positive altitudes among teachers towards implementing nutrition education activities in schools. Thus, educative programs aiming diseases prevention in school environment present important impact on knowledge and altitudes, however, they do not produce significant changes in food behavior. Future studies are necessary to integrate the Health and Education areas in the prevention of obesity
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