Consumo alimentar e disponibilidade de alimentos dos moradores da Ilha de Cotijuba no Bioma Amazônico

de Oliveira SOUZA, Thammy Rosy Nava; MENDES, Patrícia Miranda; de OLIVEIRA, Alexandre Augusto Pinheiro
August 2012
Revista da Universidade Vale do Rio Verde;ago-dez2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p279
Academic Journal
In the Amazon, there are few data on the choices and habits foods of traditional populations and their implications nutrition, it is quite common to highlight health problems, many times due to the monotony of food based on fish meal and acai, as well as by inadequate hygienic condition and/ or quality water Cotijuba Island in the amazon was considered through studies as predominaly rural with urban features. The aim of this study was to describe the socio demographic and food of the islanders. This study was a cross-sectional descriptive type with data collection performed by applying Food Frequency Questionnaire and Socioeconomic Questionnaire from January to March 2011. The results showed that 60,2% have income of up one minimum wage per month, 58,1% use water treatment for drinking. On food intake, consume 80,6% of cassava flour and dried beef 45,2%, among the fruits stand out from the açaí (63,4%) and mango (66,7%). In the majority of island residents, has a low income. Designed to treat water for consumption, but often inappropriately. It presents a high consumption of beef jerky and low fish differing from traditional populations. There was a low-income and schooling, with different nutritional profile of other communities, being the basis of the diet with rice, beans, cassava flour and dried beff and supplemented with bread, milk, coffee and local fruits. The acquisition of most of these foods is done mainly through purchase.


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