Exploration of the level of knowledge on organic and food security of adolescent, young and adult students of a public school in Palmas-TO

Katiane Machado Gomes Barbosa, Gustavo Cunha de Araújo, Deyla Paula de Oliveira


The study analyzes the knowledge and consumption of organic foods and the understanding on the concept of food security of 60 regular elementary school students and 46 students of the youth and adult education (YAE) from a public school in Palmas, Tocantins State. From a qualitative-quantitative and exploratory approach, this study used as a methodological data collection instrument a semi-structured questionnaire with five questions, applied to regular elementary and high school students. The answers given to the questions were categorized in percentages and analyzed by the techniques of statistical and content analyses. Among other results, the research verified the lack of knowledge of these students regarding this subject. Given this, school must develop strategies and effective practical actions, not just theoretical ones, able to encourage the adherence of healthier food choices to students. It is concluded that it is essential to emphasize the theme of healthy eating in science teaching.


Food education; Science; Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18468/estcien.2017v7n2.p87-100

Direitos autorais 2017 Estação Científica (UNIFAP)

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