Ciência e Agrotecnologia
versión On-line ISSN 1981-1829
FLAVIO, Eliete Fernandes; BARCELOS, Maria de Fátima Píccolo; CIRILLO, Marcelo Ângelo y RIBEIRO, Alessandra Honório. Evaluation of school meals offered to elementary students of municipal schools of Lavras, MG. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.6, pp. 1879-1887. ISSN 1981-1829. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542008000600029.
The present work had the aim of evaluating school feeding (AE) offered to students of elementary school in the city school (EF) (UEM), both urban (EU) and rural (ER) units of Lavras, MG, in a free form, as related to the financial repassing of the Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE) (National Feeding School Program) as to the chemical composition and attainment of the goal of meeting 15% of the nutrient allowances of these students. The collection of samples for the analysis of chemical composition was accomplished randomly, in all the UEM during the year of 2004. The analysis of the AE presented daily average values of 189kcal, 7.5g of protein, 72.9mg of Ca, 16.7mg of Mg, 2.2mg of Fe and 1.4mg of Zn. For the attendance of the goal to supply to 15% of the nutritional necessities, of the total of sixteen studied schools, the content of energy and calcium met below of the recommended in fifteen schools, being one of the urban school met the ratio of energy and one of the rural school was met as to the calcium content; for magnesium only three schools, two urban school and a rural school, had reached the goal; the goal of supply protein and iron was reached by the schools studied me concluded that the goal to supply 15% of the NN in the school meals was not reached, therefore the majority of the adequacies was outside of the band recommended for the PNAE.
Palabras clave : Chemical evaluation; nutrient allowances; PNAE; children; adolescent.