Sociocultural factors determinants of eating habits of kindergarten schoolchildren in Peru: a qualitative study

Authors

  • Rocío González-Jiménez Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid, España. Licenciada en Enfermería, master en migraciones internacionales, salud y bienestar.
  • Fátima León-Larios Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología. Universidad de Sevilla. Sevilla, España. Licenciada en Enfermería, master en bioestadistica aplicada a ciencias de la salud
  • Mercedes Lomas-Campos Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología. Universidad de Sevilla. Sevilla, España. Médico cirujano
  • María-Jesús Albar Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología. Universidad de Sevilla. Sevilla, España. licenciada en Psicología, doctora en Psicología

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.334.2554

Keywords:

Alimentary habits, befiefs, socio-cultural factors, family, Peru

Abstract

To examine the sociocultural factors that determine the eating habits of children aged less than 5 years who attend kindergarten school in Chachapoyas in Peru, we carried out a qualitative study by means of semi-structured interviews of 18 fathers and mothers. The key factors related to eating habits were as follows: availability and easiness to prepare foods, schedule and work done by parents, intake of coffee in children as a common practice, lack of resources and economic uncertainty for food planning, and the lack of nutritional knowledge. Similarly, beliefs that might explain some eating habits, such as the beneficial effects of eating food as a family, maternal breastfeeding, and others, or the role of nutrition for the appropriate intellectual and physical development of children were identified. Our results provide evidence about the ways parents tackle and understand their children’s nutrition while, in turn, determining its quality.

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Published

2016-12-13

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How to Cite

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González-Jiménez R, León-Larios F, Lomas-Campos M, Albar M-J. Sociocultural factors determinants of eating habits of kindergarten schoolchildren in Peru: a qualitative study. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 13 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];33(4):700-5. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2554

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