Cadernos de Pesquisa
versão impressa ISSN 0100-1574
RICHTER, Ana Cristina e VAZ, Alexandre Fernadez. On the care of children's bodies in the nursery school feeding routine. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2011, vol.41, n.143, pp.486-501. ISSN 0100-1574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742011000200008.
This article touches upon the feeding routine within daycare institutions; the data was collected via an ethnographic approach. The results reveal that feeding times fall within a context in which the body is the primary aspect of disciplinary processes, directed at civilizing and controlling the conduct of each individual based on an over-emphasized, biological impulse of survival to maintain the body's "healthiness". This belief sees the human body as merely a biological instrument of the natural act of consumption.
Palavras-chave : early childhood; nutrition; childhood food.