Beans: feasible practices for mothers of school children.

Feasible practices with regards to bean purchase,storage, preparation, consumption and preservation formothers of school children from a Costa Rican urbancommunity were identified in this study. Nineteen idealpractices were defined based on the mothers’ actual practiceswhich were obtained through an...

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Main Authors: Rodríguez González, Shirley, Murillo Castro, Adriana
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/article/view/11883
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/17632
Summary: Feasible practices with regards to bean purchase,storage, preparation, consumption and preservation formothers of school children from a Costa Rican urbancommunity were identified in this study. Nineteen idealpractices were defined based on the mothers’ actual practiceswhich were obtained through an initial assessment. Theseideal practices were used later on to conduct behavior tests,in order to identify the feasible practices, i.e., those that havea good chance of being adopted by the population. Throughthe behavior tests, it was determined that out of the proposedideal practices, eight were feasible to be adopted by themothers. They considered that these practices wereinnovative, simplified their daily chores, or provided somekind of health benefit. On the contrary, practices that weremore laborious, required previous planning or implied adrastic change in their alimentary habits were the ones thatresulted least feasible. This work concluded that the mostfeasible practices for the population to adopt are those thatare not very different from their usual alimentary practices.For this reason, whenever a change is to be made in a groupof individuals, the effort must start from their day-to-dayhabits.