Nutritional Profile of Schoolchildren From Different Socio-Economic Levels in Santiago, Chile

Liberona Y, Castillo O, Engler V, Villarroel L, Rozowski J
Public Health Nutrition
January 1, 2010

Public Health Nutrition. 2011;14(1):142-149

The article describes ILSI South Andean-funded research to assess the nutritional status, food intake, and physical activity patterns in schoolchildren attending 5th and 6th grade in basic schools from different socio-economic levels in the metropolitan region of Santiago. The conclusion was that a high prevalence of malnutrition by excess was observed in both sexes and a better eating and physical activity pattern was seen in children from higher socio-economic level.

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