Surveys of food deserts and adherence to a Mediterranean diet among university students

Olga Cecilia Restrepo Yepes, Gloria Liliana Duque Chica, Japcy Margarita Quiceno Sierra, Stefano Vinaccia, Rubén Darío Palacio Mesa, Cesar Augusto Molina Saldarriaga

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    Objective: The objective of this study was to determine and describe the presence of institutional food deserts based on access to healthy food via a level of adherence to a Mediterranean diet in higher education Metropolitan Area institutions in Valle de Aburrá, Colombia. Materials and methods: The Food Deserts Survey -EDA- and the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Test -KIDMED was administered to 419 university students. Results and Discussion: Results evidenced that participants had an average adherence (58.5%) to a Mediterranean diet, indicating that university students need to improve their dietary pattern to adapt it to a Mediterranean model. Regarding the EDA, most reported that the food they consumed was nutritious (69.0%), fresh (77.3%) and healthy (61.3%). They stated they usually ate breakfast (74.7%), lunch (44.2%) and dinner (85.0%) at home during the week, and usually bought and consumed food in supermarkets and traditional stores (73.3%). Conclusion: The study concluded that regardless of gender, participants need to improve their dietary pattern to adapt it to a Mediterranean model, which could indicate a hidden presence of food deserts.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Páginas (desde-hasta)97-109
    Número de páginas13
    PublicaciónNutricion Clinica y Dietetica Hospitalaria
    Volumen42
    N.º3
    DOI
    EstadoPublicada - 2022

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