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CONSUMO DE ALIMENTOS EN NIOS Y NIAS DE 6 A 10 AOS DE EDAD. INSTITUCIONES EDUCATIVAS PBLICAS Y PRIVADAS. PEREIRA URBANO. 2006

Mariantonia Lpez Castro, Hctor Fabin Yepes Giraldo, Martha Cecilia Beltrn Cifuentes, Jorge Eduardo Cardona Lancheros

Journal Title:Investigaciones ANDINA
Abstract


With the purpose of determining the food habits and cultural rules of consumption in the households of 530 children and girls from 6 to 10 years old belonging to public and private educational institutions the urban zone of the municipality of Pereira. The family composition was analyzed in 126 households, as also was the frequency of food consumption and the distribution, preparation and acquisition of the same ones. All of this linked to the nutritional state and of ingestion of mnacro and micro-nutrients registered by the students. The study shows that the majority of the surveyed households are composed on average by 4 persons; 32 % of which have at least a member with an age higher than 57 years, a pregnant mother, a nursing mother and/or a boy or girl younger than 5 years old. Vegetables are the lowest group of food consumed, only 35 % of the households report the consumption of this type of food; the highest consumed group of food are milk and its derivatives. The distribution of protein food is evenly done for father, mother and children, except in the distribution of milk, in which the children have priority. In 77 % of households, the one who prepares the food is the mom and in 70 % of them, the main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are prepared at home. About 50 % of households have a monthly income lower than $2.000.000 Colombian pesos; the majority of households purchase their food every fifteen days, with an average investment of $9.384 Colombian pesos daily, to satisfy three main meals of their members.

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