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Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública

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JENSEN MADRIGAL, Melissa; UGALDE GONZALEZ, Maciel; ARAYA BLANCO, Silvia  and  CHINNOCK, Anne. Promoting healthy lifestyles in public officials, Costa Rica. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2014, vol.23, n.1, pp.32-38. ISSN 1409-1429.

Objective: Develop a program to promote eating habits and healthy lifestyles for staff in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica. Materials and Methods: The 12-week program was called "My Health Care" and included four components: providing healthy snacks, nutrition education for staff, challenge "my Health Care" and physical activity. Results: Increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, water and knowledge on issues related to nutrition. Discussion: Many of the activities and methodologies developed can be adapted to other work settings and thus eating habits and promote healthy lifestyles in the adult population.

Keywords : Nutrition; Public Health; Health Promotion; Workplace.

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