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ALTERIDAD. Revista de Educación

On-line version ISSN 1390-8642Print version ISSN 1390-325X

Abstract

AYALA-MORENO, María del Rosario; HERNANDEZ-MONDRAGON, Alma Rosa  and  VERGARA-CASTANEDA, Arely. Multidisciplinary education for prevention of obesity on childhood students of Mexico City. Alteridad [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.1, pp.102-112. ISSN 1390-8642.  https://doi.org/10.17163/alt.v15n1.2020.08.

Obesity is a public health problem, which recently affects to childhood population, impacting the health and psycho-social development of the infant, so early education aimed at promoting healthy habits represents a central axis in its prevention and control. The present work is an exercise of analysis and reflection on the efficiency of multidisciplinary and preventive programs to control obesity, based on education as a central axis. A review and analysis of studies on obesity as a social phenomenon was carried out, and analysis of studies on the application of multidisciplinary programs based on education to influence integral actions for the prevention of obesity. The prevalence of obesity has not decreased despite the strategies implemented by the health authorities. The multidisciplinary intervention programs whose principal purpose is the awareness of the childhood about how nutrition and physical activity contributes to their health care, can be an efficient means to prevent and reduce the obesity, when education is integrated into the school and family environment. “Health is a right and well-being of the infant”, which can be ensured through the implementation of multidisciplinary intervention programs, based on primary care with the participation of the family and the school.

Keywords : Obesity; chronic and degenerative diseases; multidisciplinary intervention; education; health.

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