Salem Oramas, Carlos Eduardo1; CÃ³rdova, Juan Antonio2; MuÃ±oz Cano, Juan Manuel3
Introduction. The promotion of healthy lifestyles is an imperative to reduce the risk of non-transmissible disease.
Objective. Analyze the capacities for the good practice of the promotion of healthy eating in gradua - tes of medical education.
Methods. The inclusion of the subject of nutrition in the curricula of medical schools was revised. It was applied a nutrition knowledge questionnaire to 90 medicine students. It was made before the selection of one rural place for the one year medicine social service.
Results. Different schools of medicine nutrition courses do not meet minimum hours and not gathered into health promotion capabilities. The medicine students had low scores in all the subjects. Although they responded that some kinds of foods are associated with diseases not identified what element or which diseases so may not make recommendations.
Conclusions. It is necessary reconfigure nutrition courses to integrate the science to the selection and preparation of food.