Michelle Lozada

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Salt (sodium chloride) exists in nature in scattered form and has had social, economic and physiological influence in man's life. At present its consumption is a quotidian fact in the individual, since it exist a universal appetite of this element in the diet. Nevertheless, since relatively a short time ago it was begun to be recognized that salt is an(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the school eating habits of Mexican children, who are prone to obesity and later to high rates of adult chronic diseases. DESIGN Questionnaires for students and parents with staff questionnaires and interviews. SETTING Randomly sampled schools in a socio-economically representative district of Mexico City. SUBJECTS Subjects were(More)
The study described in this article evaluated sources of contamination of children's food and drinking water in rural households in the highlands of Peru. Samples from children's meals, drinking water, kitchen utensils, and caregivers' and children's hands were analyzed for total coliforms and E. coli counts using Petrifilm EC. Thermotolerant coliforms in(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the rapidly increasing rates of adult chronic diseases in Mexico there is a need to assess the knowledge and understanding of these sufferings in relation to an inadequate diet. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a randomly selected sample of primary, secondary and high schools in a region of Mexico City, the knowledge of the dietary contributors to(More)
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