Food purchasing sites. Repercussions for healthy eating.

Auteur(s) :
Martins AP., Claro RM., Levy RB., Costa JC.
Date :
Juil, 2014
Source(s) :
Appetite. #70 p99-103
Adresse :
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Universidade de São Paulo., Av. Dr. Arnaldo 715, Sao Paulo, SP 01246-904, Brazil.

Sommaire de l'article

Changes in the food system are associated with the increase in consumption of foods with low nutritional value in recent decades. Data on food purchasing for household consumption, collected from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE–Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) Household Budget Survey (HBS) in 2002-3, were used to describe the contribution of food purchasing sites (FPS) to the diet of Brazilian families. All the 241 distinct FPS mentioned in the HBS were grouped into ten categories, according to the nature of the products available. Food acquisitions were organized into seven groups. Supermarkets and hypermarkets accounted for 49% of the acquisitions and were the main source of six out of the seven food groups. Street markets and greengroceries stood out in the acquisitions of fruits and vegetables, accounting for 39% of this market. The large contribution of supermarkets and hypermarkets to the diet shows the need for healthy eating promotion policies aiming at these locations. Street markets and greengroceries represent important allies for healthy eating.

Source : Pubmed