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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

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OLIVARES GARRIDO, Marilyn  and  CHAVEZ MORA, Emma. Using a social media network as a strategy to promote healthy eating in adolescents. RCIM [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp.113-124.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 1684-1859.

With the increase in chronic noncommunicable diseases and unhealthy lifestyles, it is important to develop health promotion strategies directed from childhood to adolescence.

The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in adolescents is massive, because they invest high hours in both mobile telephony (smartphones), social networks, and in applications of diverse nature, the good use of ICT could therefore contribute to improvements in health status.

The objective of this study is to analyze the use of social networks as a strategy of healthy eating in adolescents, using the messages of the Food-Based Food Guide (GABAS) as support. The significant learning of the GABAS is presented as a result based on the qualitative analysis of the results of the use of the implemented strategy.

Keywords : social network and health; healthy adolescents; healthy lifestyles; meaningful learning; mobile health.

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