DIET IN FAVELAS
There are several favelas along the brazilian country although the actual policies that are being held by the president Lula are really helping the whole society to change their diethabits to healthier ones. Favelas are like shuntytowns or slums where people who have no place to live establish their homes. Many surveys have been done in the favelas regarding their nutritionhabits, and it has been revealed that the tradition diet in the favelas is nutritionally inadequate both in quality and quantity.
Their rice and bean-based diet lacks sufficient variety because of theinfrequent use of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are available locally, and of supplemental amounts of protein-rich foods of animal origin. Nevertheless, fruits are quite cheap so they are veryaccesible. Empty-calorie foods such as carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages are consumed freely; and starchy foods, traditionally used in the North and Northeast of Brazil, are used commonly asweaning foods. Although dietary practices of pregnant and lactating women are poor, breast-feeding is still practiced by most Mathers
this inadequate and insufficient nutrition are the consequence ofsocial problems such as poverty and also problems in the environment of the country since it is a country which is mostly dedicated to having zones of monocultives such as the rise produccion, coffee,bananas and other fruits together with the caña de azucar. This combination of factors added to the incapacity to have a proper salary every day help the incremention I the population in the favelasand help to a malnutrition in the every day life.
But what is it that an adolescent as we are is used to eat in the favela?
Nutrition for adolescents (teenagers) means giving them enough nutrientsfrom age 12 to18 years of age. teenagers will go through several growth spurts during this time and will become taller and gain weight quickly. So he should have a wide variety of food for snacks...
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