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Food out of the home and quality of diet on the São Paulo City

Grant number: 10/14287-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nutrition
Principal Investigator:Dirce Maria Lobo Marchioni
Grantee:Bartira Mendes Gorgulho
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


INTRODUCTION. Food is considered by the World Health Organization a major modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases, emphasizing the importance of understanding the feeding habits and their determinants in the current epidemiological scenario. However little is known about the nutritional characteristics and the potential impact of food away from home on health, despite the growing number of people who eat their meals this way. OBJECTIVE. To investigate the nutritional quality of food away from home and their relationship to social, demographic and lifestyle. METHODS. Cross-sectional study, a population-based, through a household survey with a sample of 178 adolescents (12-19 years), 359 adults (20-59 years) and 298 elderly (60 years or more) of both sexes. A questionnaire on lifestyle, socio-demographic, dietary and physical activity through the 24-hour recall. The characteristics of eating away from home will be investigated by using the Meal Quality Index proposed by Bandoni and Jaime in 2008, based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health. The association between eating away from home and diet quality, verified by the Diet Quality Index for the Brazilian population reviewed by Previdelli et al (2010), will be investigated by using multiple linear regression models. The proportion of people eating meals outside the home and its association with the social, demographic and lifestyle will be analyzed by Poisson regression with robust variance.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
GORGULHO, Bartira Mendes. Alimentação fora do lar e sua relação com a qualidade da dieta de moradores do município de São Paulo: Estudo ISA - Capital. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública São Paulo.

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