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ASSIS, Ana Marlúcia Oliveira et al. The Brazilian Family Health Program: contributions to a discussion about the inclusion of the nutritionist in the multidisciplinary team. Rev. Nutr. [online]. 2002, vol.15, n.3, pp.255-266. ISSN 1678-9865.

Brazil is presently experiencing the implementation of a differentiated model to provide health basic care, conduced by a multidisciplinary action directed towards an intervention aiming at then population health promotion, consolidated on the Brazilian Family Health Program. The objective of promotion, consolidated on the specially in Brazil, will not be achieved unless effective action in the area of food health monitoring system. Thus, this paper reflects on the epidemiologic transition being experienced in Brazil and discusses the food and nutritional problems in this process. Some basic proposals of Family Health Program and Food and Nutrition National Policy area also emphasized. This article still argues that the nutritionist can contribute yo the necessary transformation, acting on the practices and results of this new model of intervention. Finally, the authors focus on the impossibility of effective transformation of health basic care without the support of professionals who have been studding and practicing the food and nutrition surveillance and the dietary assistance to the populations.

Palavras-chave : family health program; nutritionist; health basic care; public health policy.

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