Food and beverage supply and advertising in schools and their surroundings in Metropolitan Lima. An exploratory study

Authors

  • Lorena Saavedra-Garcia CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Licenciada en Nutrición, magíster en Alimentación, Nutrición y Metabolismo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1524-780X
  • Mayra Meza-Hernández CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. licenciada en Nutrición https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2061-0389
  • Kiomi Yabiku-Soto CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. bachiller en Nutrición https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9515-4587
  • Akram Hernández-Vásquez CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. médico cirujano; magíster en Gestión y Políticas Públicas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1431-2526
  • Helena V. Kesar CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. bachiller en Ciencias Biológicas y Médicas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2700-1575
  • Cahuide Mejia-Victorio CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. médico cirujano https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5355-3838
  • Francisco Diez-Canseco CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. psicólogo, magíster en Salud Pública https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7611-8190

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.374.5838

Keywords:

Food Legislation, Food and Beverages, Food Labelling, Schools

Abstract

This study aimed to describe the supply and advertising of foods and beverages both inside educational institutions and in their respective local areas in 15 public and private schools in Lima during 2019. Unbiased observations were recorded regarding the types of food available, the presence of octagons, and advertisements used in kiosks and cafeterias. Mobile food vendors were observed at the end of the school day. All schools offered processed products, 73.3% sold food with octagons, and 60% displayed advertising for processed and ultraprocessed foods. Mobile food vendors were observed in 86.7% of schools, several of which were found to sell ultraprocessed products. The results suggest an unhealthy food environment both inside and outside schools, and a noncompliance with current regulations. It is therefore necessary to improve the dissemination and supervision of the food policy, and develop strategies with schools to promote healthy eating.

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Published

2020-11-09

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Saavedra-Garcia L, Meza-Hernández M, Yabiku-Soto K, Hernández-Vásquez A, Kesar HV, Mejia-Victorio C, et al. Food and beverage supply and advertising in schools and their surroundings in Metropolitan Lima. An exploratory study. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 9 [cited 2024 Jun. 12];37(4):726-32. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/5838

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