Revista chilena de nutrición
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7518
FERRARI, Mariela Ángela; MORAZZANI, Florencia y PINOTTI, Luisa Virginia. PATTERN FO FOOD CONSUPTION OF SOUTH PATAGONIAN ABORIGINAL GROUPS IN ARGENTINA. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2004, vol.31, n.2, pp. 110-117. ISSN 0717-7518. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75182004000200005.
Objective: The objectives of this study were to describe the pattern of food consumption and its nutritional value, considering carbohydrates, animal and vegetable proteins, fat, energy, calcium, iron and vitamin C. Material and method: A sample of 14 families (35% of the families that live in Colonia Pastoril Cushamen, by the date of June, 2002) was assessed with a 24-hour dietary recall. Results: The median value for energy intake was 1260 kcal. (CI 95%: 1056,2- 1747,4). The proportion of animal proteins was important (median: 67,2%; CI 95%: 45,6- 73,6). Although iron intake was not enough for all families, it could have been better than those found in other groups in the country. Calcium and vitamin C intakes were extremely low. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that although this population has designed new strategies to maintain their traditional pattern of food consumption, the foodstuffs which compose their diet are fewer.
Palabras clave : Food consumption; Patagonia; 24-hour dietary recall; mapuches; tehuelches.