Impact of an Interdisciplinary Food, Nutrition and Health Education Program for adolescent Brazilian volleyball players

Impact of an Interdisciplinary Food, Nutrition and Health Education Program for adolescent Brazilian volleyball players

Author Silva Daniel, Natalia Vilela Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jurgensen, Luana Pilon Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Padovani, Ricardo da Costa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Juzwiak, Claudia Ridel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective To evaluate the impact of an Interdisciplinary Food, Nutrition and Health Education Program on nutrition knowledge, intention to change eating behavior, and body dissatisfaction of adolescent volleyball players. Methods The sample consisted of 10 female volleyball players from the juvenile category of the city of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, who participated in a program with eight monthly meetings (one discussion group followed by six educational activities and one final discussion group for evaluation). Results Nutrition knowledge, body perception, intention to change eating behavior, eating attitudes and practices were investigated using questionnaires and discussion groups before and after the athletes' participation in ludic activities designed to address nutrition strategies for athletic performance and healthy eating, and how to deal with pressure for results and self-image. Nutrition knowledge improved from 57.0%+/- 9.9 to 63.0%+/- 11.8 (p=0.03) of correct answers. The mean body distortion score did not change (70.0 +/- 14.9 versus 76.5 +/- 22.4, p=0.235). Six athletes advanced in their intention to change eating behavior. Positive food practices were reported during the program and the identified discourses indicated the intention of changing the daily eating habits in the future. Conclusion The program had a positive impact on nutrition knowledge and intention of changing eating behavior

however, for other issues, especially involving emotional aspects, further interventions should be planned.
Keywords Athletes
Feeding behavior
Food and nutrition education
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Campinas
Language English
Sponsor Programa Interno de Bolsas de Extensao da Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo
Date 2016
Published in Revista De Nutricao-Brazilian Journal Of Nutrition. Campinas, v. 29, n. 4, p. 567-577, 2016.
ISSN 1415-5273 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Pontificia Universidade Catolica Campinas
Extent 567-577
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-98652016000400011
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000383176500011
SciELO ID S1415-52732016000400567 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57631

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