Bem comer para melhor crescer
: intervenção de enfermagem de saúde pública em contexto escolar

Translated title of the thesis: Eating well for better growth: public health nursing intervention in a school context
  • Joana Filipa Monteiro da Costa (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The school is the place of excellence to work with students, teachers, parents and the surrounding community with a view to healthy habits (Loureiro I., 2018). This community intervention project was based on the health planning methodology of Imperatori and Giraldes (1993) and Tavares (1990) and on the theoretical nursing framework oh the Health Promotion Model by Nola Pender (2019), with the aim of promotion healthy eating habits to adolescents in the 2nd cycle of education from a public health perspective. For the diagnosis of the situation, a qualitative methodology was used, using semi-structured interviews with three key informants, followed by content analysis according to Bardin (2018). The main health problems identified were the eating behavior by adolescents, the committed role of teachers and non-teachers in promoting healthy eating habits, as well as the lack of knowledge of them about healthy eating, the legislation in force. The problems identified were prioritized according to the analysis grid and the objectives, targets and respective impact and activity indicators were established. The overall objective was “Contribute to healthy food choices for adolescents in the 2nd cycle of education at a school in the municipality of Loures, in the academic year 2021/2022, from September to December 2021”. The activities developed were based on the management and monitoring of the National School Health Program. The intervention strategy was essentially educational. We sought to obtain the participation of the local UCC, intervene with teachers and non-teachers as an educational model, prepare educational materials as well as a proposal to reopen the school bar, closed due to the current pandemic. Activity indicators were reached. For the evaluation of the impact indicator, which was not reached due to temporal factors, a document was prepared for further analysis of the desirable behavioral change in adolescents.
Date of Award28 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorElisa Maria Bernardo Garcia (Supervisor)


  • Nursing
  • Eating habits
  • Adolescents
  • School
  • Health promotion


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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