Fernanda Rauber

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To identify risk factors for discontinuing breastfeeding during an infant’s first year of life. A cohort study recruited mothers in a hospital in São Leopoldo, Brazil, which mainly serves the low-income population. In order to obtain socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioral information, face-to-face interviews with mothers were conducted after birth,(More)
Food preferences are established in early childhood and track later in life. Therefore, it is important to promote healthy feeding practices as early as possible. A randomized field trial was conducted with 500 mother-child pairs from a low-income area of São Leopoldo, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to evaluate the impact of a nutritional intervention(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cardiovascular disease development is related to known risk factors (such as diet and blood lipids) that begin in childhood. Among dietary factors, the consumption of ultra-processing products has received attention. This study investigated whether children's consumption of processed and ultra-processing products at preschool age(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of a child feeding training program for primary care health professionals about breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. METHODS Cluster-randomized field trial conducted in the city of Porto Alegre, (RS), Brazil. Twenty primary health care centers (HCC) were randomized into intervention (n = 9) and control (n = 11)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess correlations between the cost and the nutritional quality of the diets of preschool children from low socioeconomic status families, taking into account intakes of micronutrients and foods with high concentrations of sugars and fats. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study undertaken with 346 children aged 3 to 4 years recruited for(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate weight retention 12 months postpartum and factors associated among women who had received prenatal care at Health Care Centers in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. METHODS Pregnant women in the last trimester were identified at 20 Health Care Centers. Socioeconomic, demographic and anthropometrics data were obtained. Six and 12 months(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of dietary counseling given to mothers during the first year of infants' lives on food consumption, nutritional status, and lipid profile of the children up to 7 to 8 years old. METHODS The randomized trial was conducted with 500 mothers who gave birth to full-term infants with birth weight ≥ 2500 g between October 2001 and(More)
A previous study demonstrated that dietary counselling for mothers during the first year of life improved overall diet quality of children at pre-school age in a low-income population. Thus, the objective of the present study was to assess the long-term effect of this intervention on diet quality of children at school age and examine the tracking of dietary(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the adaptation of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) to Brazilian dietary recommendations for children aged 3 to 4 years (n = 345) and 7 to 8 years (n = 307). METHODS Dietary data were collected using two 24-hour recalls and diet quality was evaluated according to the adapted HEI. RESULTS The mean HEI score was 65.7 ±(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of dietary sodium intake on blood pressure among low income children aged 3–4 years. Data were collected during a randomized trial conducted in São Leopoldo, Brazil, with 500 mother–child pairs recruited from the maternity ward of a local hospital. Breastfeeding data were obtained during the children’s first year of(More)