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ALCANTARA, Cláudia Sales de  and  BEZERRA, Jose Arimatea Barros. The playful,the school, and health: nutrition education in comic books. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2016, vol.14, n.3, pp.889-904.  Epub Aug 15, 2016. ISSN 1678-1007.

Comic books are currently seen as a very effective didactic and pedagogical tool, capable, through their cultural curriculum, of bringing fun, feelings, and of helping one to live and behave in the world. This article aims to investigate the Almanaque Maluquinho: Julieta no mundo da culinária (Little Crazy Almanac: Juliet in the culinary world) comic book, acknowledging the educational role comic books can play, in order to determine whether this publication enables discussions on the exploring of different areas relevant to food education and whether it may become a strategy to bring awareness on the theme to children. We used discourse analysis, as it is a methodological tool that leads us to interpret the meanings of a text/image. The analysis was done in three stages: The analysis of the narrative context, through which we tried to understand the context in which the characters of the book are inserted; analysis of comics, for a better understanding of imagistic elements featured in the stories, and analysis of the recipes, through which each preparation contained in the book was evaluated to determine its collaboration in the food education discussion. Finally, the study sought to bring awareness about the look at the possibilities of inserting playfulness in a field of knowledge marked by prescriptions.

Keywords : food education; nutrition; cultural curriculum.

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