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Revista de Nutrição

versão impressa ISSN 1415-5273

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GORGULHO, Bartira Mendes; FISBERG, Regina Mara  e  MARCHIONI, Dirce Maria Lobo. Away-from-home meals: Prevalence and characteristics in a metropolis. Rev. Nutr. [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.6, pp.703-713. ISSN 1415-5273.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1415-52732014000600005.

Objective:

This study aimed to characterize away-from-home meals.

Methods:

This population-based, cross-sectional study measured dietary intake by administering 24-hour recalls by telephone. Away-from-home breakfast, lunch, and dinner were described and characterized according to the foods that contribute most to the intake of energy, fat, sodium, and added sugar permeal.

Results:

f the 834 respondents, 24% had had at least one meal away from home. The average energy intake per away-from-home meal was 628 kcal (±101 kcal), about 35% of the average daily intake for this population. Meals contained both healthy foods, such as rice, beans, and fish, and unhealthy foods, such as soft drinks, snacks, sandwiches, and pizza.

Conclusion:

Individuals who ate away from home had worse diets. However, the presence of healthy foods indicates a possibility of improvement if purposeful programmatic actions are taken.

Palavras-chave : Eating; Feeding behavior; Food habits.

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