Parents’ and educators’ perceptions, believes and practices about overweight and obesity in preschool children – previous note.

Silvia Sanches Marins, Magda Andrade Rezende


This study aims to understand the perceptions, beliefs, attitudes and suggestions from parents and educators on the subject overweight and obesity. This is a qualitative research, using semi-structured interviews for data collection. As theoretical reference, we will use the Food Social Space, from Social Sciences. This study chosen population will include preschool children parents and educators, enrolled in two kindergartens located in São Bernardo do Campo city. We are going to use the Thematic Analysis’ Content methods for the data analysis, as proposed by Bardin. These results will allow us to propose intervention programs for the prevention of overweight and obesity among preschool children of the studied city .


Pediatric Nursing, Feeding Behavior, Overweight, Obesity, Child Preschool

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