The monograph is a compilation of information regarding the fortification of food in the countries of Central America and the Caribbean
Non-communicable diseases are growing at an alarming rate in Latin America. We assessed total and added sugar intake in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, to verify the adequacy of the World Health Organization’s recommendations, considering gender, socioeconomic level and age.
Few previous studies in Latin America (LA) have provided data on dietary intake composition with a standardized methodology. The present study aimed to characterize the energy intake and to describe the main food sources of energy in representative samples of the urban population of eight LA countries from ELANS project.
The objective of this research was to analyze the prevalence of overweight or obesity, levels of physical activity and self-esteem in a Nicaraguan school region. 731 students from 10 schools in the department of León Nicaragua were evaluated, of which 260 were fourth, 226 fifth and 245 sixth grade, aged between 9 and 13 years. To measure each variable in the study, height and weight were evaluated, for the calculation of BMI, the physical activity questionnaire for older children (PAQ-C) and the self-esteem questionnaire (LAWSEQ).
The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of overweight, obesity, levels of physical activity and self-esteem of the school population of San Pedro Sula. The sample was 825 schoolchildren aged 9-13 years, which were divided into 416 women and 409 men. BMI measurements (Kg / H ^ 2), level of physical activity (PAQ-C) and self-esteem (LAWSEQ) were performed. A factor analysis (ANOVA) was performed to observe differences between groups and the Pearson correlation for the study of the relationship of variables with 95% confidence intervals.