Revista de Nutrição
versión impresa ISSN 1415-5273
KAC, Gilberto; PROENCA, Rossana Pacheco da Costa y PRADO, Shirley Donizete. The creation of the area "nutrition" in Capes. Rev. Nutr. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.6, pp. 905-916. ISSN 1415-5273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-52732011000600011.
This text was based on a document prepared by the National Forum of Coordinators of Graduate Studies in Food and Nutrition, which has proposed the creation of the Food and Nutrition Area by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, of the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Starting with the establishment of food and nutrition as a field of knowledge and practices in Brazil, the role played by the National Forum of Coordinators of Graduate Studies in Food and Nutrition, which has proposed the creation of the Food and Nutrition in the sense of its academic strengthening is highlighted. The profiles of these programs since the 1970s are described, emphasizing their numerical and qualitative growth. The research lines that make up these programs and content indicate their epistemic formation, and the Brazilian research groups in this field are considered potential multipliers of new master's and doctoral programs. This new area was created in 2011, with programs throughout the country, except in the North Region. Thereafter, this Forum, representing the 18 programs that initially constitute the area, together with the coordination and committee designated by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, have the challenge of strengthening the Brazilian graduate education on the scientific field of food and nutrition.
Palabras clave : Feeding; Nutrition; Research. Universities.