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Health Systems and Policy Research

  • ISSN: 2254-9137
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Abstract

PEPITOMETRO: VIRTUAL PAGE TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT

Donovan Casas Patino, Alejandra Rodriguez Torres, Maria de los Angeles Maya Martinez and Yuridia Sanchez Repizo

Mexico occupies the first place worldwide in childhood Overweight and Obesity [OySP], in this context there have been multiple proposals to combat OySP, from invasive clinical models to food policies such as food labeling and calorie reduction in food, and even Thus the problem of OySP is increasing, so we devised a virtual page proposal which, through translation of the knowledge of experts in the area under study, we propose the creation of the Pepitometer, which functions as the diffuser instrument of the knowledge of styles of healthy life in this age group, through two parameters scientific awareness of knowledge translation and availability of information, this makes in children behavioral appropriation towards healthy lifestyles through the promotion of these contents in the family nucleus. It is worth mentioning that this page was piloted in a group of 300 children between 8 and 12 years old, of which 69% on admission to the page presented OySP, 7% malnutrition and 24% normal weight, in a period of 2 months 6,000 visits were registered by registered users, the most visited portals, Menu of the week [30%], Pepitometer function [30%], physical activity [20%] and games [20%], at the end of the cross section After two months, we found 77% of OySP, 6% malnutrition and 17% normal weight this in registered users, this shows that the trend remains static, in two dichotomous slopes of the country, OySP and malnutrition, this page Pepitometer, It is a tool that can be very useful for monitoring and combating these global pandemics, which depend on social Nutrition.

Biography: Doctor, Family Medicine Specialist, Master in Population and Health, Doctor in Collective Health, Postdoctor in Social Anthropology, Postdoctor in Medical Anthropology, Postdoctor in Politics and Health. He is a professor at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico and the Intercultural University of the State of Mexico. Lines of academic activity: Collective Health.