Educación y Educadores
versão impressa ISSN 0123-1294
CAEZ RAMIREZ, Gabriela Rabe e CASAS FORERO, Nidia. Educating in a healthy life style: another challenge for engineering and industry. educ.educ. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.2, pp. 103-117. ISSN 0123-1294.
Nutrition is nowadays framed in the relationship between feeding and health, in connection with the prevention of disease. Diet and lifestyle play important roles as they enhance a harmonic development of human beings in order to raise their standard of living. A response to this need has been the rapid development of the industry of functional foods which, apart from supplying nutrients, yield beneficial effects on health. In this regard, functional foods can become an interesting supplement among the alternatives to promote good health. Considering that health will exist as long as man is physically, mentally and socially healthy, it is necessary to redefine the current educational strategy for health, promoting healthy lifestyles which take integral human welfare into account and involve the responsibility of industry and engineering in their action as facilitators of the educational process, as a challenge of real social significance.
Palavras-chave : education in health; healthy habits; nutrition; food engineering; functional foods.