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Community Nutrition Intervention Targeted at Vulnerable Children and Youth ! Intervenção de Nutrição comunitária dirigida a crianças e jovens vulneráveis

Within the scope of the curricular unit in Community Nutrition, of the Degree in Nutrition Sciences (Higher School of Biotechnology – UCP), students are involved in interventions within the scope of Nutrition and Public Health, with a specific target audience (for example, children, adolescents and young people from different levels of education, elderly people who are partially or totally institutionalized). Students participate in the entire process that will culminate in the intervention itself.

A needs assessment is carried out with those responsible for institutions and/or target audiences, goals and targets are defined, appropriate interventions are designed and all the necessary materials are created, which are then implemented in the field. After the intervention, the evaluation is carried out (due to limitations and time, usually only the acquisition of behaviours is evaluated, not the change in behaviour). All stages are accompanied by the theoretical-practical component teacher who evaluates all stages of the process and accompanies students in fieldwork.

Goal:
Develop an intervention within the scope of Community Nutrition with vulnerable children and young people with a view to raising awareness about the acquisition of healthy eating habits.

Directed to:
Children and young people and the institutions in which they are integrated

Performed by:
3rd year students of the Degree in Nutrition Sciences

Collaborate:
School of Biotechnology at UCP Porto; ‘My place in the world’ Association; António Cândido Center

Country: Portugal

Year: 2020-2021

Institution: Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Email: adoroftei@ucp.pt

# of students: 24

Interaction with beneficiaries: Face-to-face

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Medicine and health

Community Service Area & ODS: Good health and well-being | Quality education | Responsable consumption and production