1 Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos (INTA)-Universidad de Chile, Chile
Objetive: The objective of this study is to evaluate the process and results of a three-year project designed to create a nutritional education intervention model that promotes healthy dietary habits among teachers, students and their families. Methods: A diagnosis with surveys, focus groups and Delphi method was conducted in the first year; a design of the methodology and intervention for parents was done in the second year, and a participative nutritional education intervention with information and communication technologies was applied to teachers, with the purpose to transfer nutritional knowledge and habits to school children and their families in the third year. Results: Qualitative results were measured in all the phases of the project with positive results, and in the second and third year quantitative results demonstrated significant changes in food knowledge and healthy dietary habits in teachers, parents and students, compared with the control groups, without changes in the children nutritional status measured in the third year. Conclusion: With the results, an integral educational model was developed with children, parents, teachers and support for school management. This model should be applied in the educational sector to address the problem of childhood obesity that affects Chile and the world.