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Urban agriculture as a strategy to health and healthy eating promotion.

Grant number: 12/21730-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal researcher:Cláudia Maria Bógus
Grantee:Mariana Tarricone Garcia
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/23162-9 - Food security and food environment: a critical approach, BE.EP.DR


Urban lifestyle has strong inffluence on contemporary food style that is caracterized by increasing demand for cheap and practical foods, replacement of traditional foods by ultraprocessed foods with high levels of sugar, fat, salt and starch, and low nutrients and fiber contents. Urban agriculture (UA) can be an important strategy to increase access and intake of FV, besides recovers tradicional eating habits. Aim: To analyze the UA contribution to promote adequate and healthy eating, from the perspective of health promotion. Methods: A qualitative study will be developed in Embu das Artes city, using the case study strategy. Participant observation will be conducted basic health units (BHU) and municipal schools (MS) where there are gardens. Focus groups will be carried out with social actors from these locations. Individual interviews will be conducted with representatives of municipal managers, schools, municipal councils related to food and health and BHU. Participants of gardens' diet will de evaluated. Availability, variety, price and quality of FV and processed foods in the neighborhood of BHU's and EM's gardens will be assessed. Analyzis will be conducted according to Health Promotion and Food Security theoretical frameworks.

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GARCIA, MARIANA T.; RIBEIRO, SILVANA M.; CAMARGO GONCALVES GERMANI, ANA CLAUDIA; BOGUS, CLAUDIA M. The impact of urban gardens on adequate and healthy food: a systematic review. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, v. 21, n. 2, p. 416-425, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
Academic Publications
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GARCIA, Mariana Tarricone. Urban gardens and build of environments promoters of healthy eating. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP/CIR) São Paulo.

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