Confinement due to COVID-19 pandemic could have a negative impact on eating habits in Chile, mainly due to decreased food access, the psychological effects of confinement, and the changing patterns of fruit, vegetable and legume consumption. The objective of the study was to compare frequency and quantity of fruits, vegetables and legumes consumed by adults from the eastern sector of Santiago de Chile before and during confinement, as well as compliance with dietary guidelines for these foods. 1.351 subjects over 18 years old, of both sexes and residents of localities in confinement within the eastern sector of Santiago answered a digital food frequency questionnaire. Results showed a decrease in the frequency and quantity of fruits and vegetables consumed and an increase in the frequency and quantity of legumes consumed during confinement. Compliance with the dietary guideline for legumes increased, it decreased for fruits and was unchanged for vegetables. Confinement negatively affected consumption of fruits, did not alter that of vegetables, and legume consumption increased, yet is still insufficient. The effects of confinement on food habits could aggravate the epidemiological situation of Chileans.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fruit, vegetable and legume consumption among adult residents of eastern santiago, chile: Effects of the covid-19 confinement?|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Nutricion|
|State||Published - Jun 2021|
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