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Junk Food Consumption In Kids Decreased By Health Education

According to a new study, the teacher training after classroom education with activities, information, and emotional support enhances lifestyles in students and teachers. The new research was presented at ESC Congress 2019 jointly with the WCC (World Congress of Cardiology) and recommends that only knowledge is not sufficient to change the behavior. Dr. Carolinne Santin Dal Ri—from the Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul—said, “Several studies have analyzed the health problems in the school setting, but most of them targeted on nutrition and physical activity, with less focus on emotional problems such as depression, self-esteem, and eating behaviors.”

The study was done on 473 students aged between 6–12 Years and 32 teachers. The baseline evaluations comprised of height, weight, food intake, physical activity, and health knowledge in kids; and food consumption and physical activity in teachers. The intervention was done in two stages: teacher training accompanied by students in the classroom. The teachers covered seven chapters namely, risk aspects for cardiovascular diseases in early days; selection of healthy foods; food labeling; sugars, sodium, and fats; emotional wellbeing and quality of life; healthy practices and changes in habits; and physical activity. After the session students and teachers benefit from the involvement. The percentage of students following “Brazilian Food Guide” to avoid hamburgers/pizza and soft drinks surged drastically by 15% and 20%, respectively. Additionally, there was a 28% augmentation in the number of physically active teachers.

On a related note, recently, a study showed that fast food availability is associated with more heart attacks. The regions with a greater number of fast-food restaurants reported more heart attacks, as stated by a research that was presented at CSANZ (Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand) 2019. The study discovered that for every extra fast food outlet, there were additional 4 heart attacks per 100,000 people every year. Tarunpreet Saluja—Study Author from the University of Newcastle—said, “The findings were reliable across metropolitan and rural areas of New South Wales and subsequent to adjusting for obesity, age, high blood pressure, high blood lipids, smoking status, and diabetes.”

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Judith holds Degree of Master of Medicine and is active in the Medical field from last 4 years. Her motive to join Carib World News’s platform was very clear; she wanted to interact with people and make them aware of the various medical aspects. Along with her friendly nature, she is expert at presenting the medical terminologies in such a simple way that you would love to get updates on the latest trends used in making patient treatment more advanced. Although Judith has a very exhausting work schedule, she frequently takes out time to communicate with people through Carib World News’s blog posts.

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