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Nutrition Service Project

The Foundation for Medical Sciences has presented a project in 2015 for a new Service at the Centennial Provincial Hospital, the decision of the provincial authorities is expected

In 2016, President Barack Obama strongly promoted the World Food Security Act (GFSA) , supporting the importance of the problem of nutrition in the world, which meant the largest investment in the history of the United States. (20 billion dollars). The law was approved with the support of both parties, that is, by members of the Democratic and Republican parties at a time of great division in the politics of the United States.

The healthy diet is critical to maintaining good health and improve quality of life. Despite significant government efforts, a significant disease burden is currently associated with nutrition and feeding problems.

Nutrition problems ranging from morbid obesity to malnutrition, and the psychiatric-psychic problems that exist in the field of Food Health for adults and children.

The unhealthy diet ranks as the most important risk factor worldwide . It predisposes to the appearance of risk factors and diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and its consequences, diabetes, some cancers, Osteoporosis, overweight and obesity.

Experts indicate that obesity is growing at an alarming rate and emphasize that it is increasingly early; instill good eating habits, one of the keys to preventing

theFood and Nutrition Security Panorama prepared by PAHO / WHO and FAO places Argentina first in the regional ranking of obesity . According to that report, 9.9% of children under the age of five suffer from the problem. On the other hand, for other organizations, it is second with 7.3%. 

In the first ranking, the country is followed by Peru, with 9.8%, and Chile, with 9.5%. "In schools and in children between 11 and 12 years old, we get to see up to 48% of obesity", says Irina Kovalskys, coordinator of the nutrition, obesity and physical activity committee of Ilsi (International Institute of Life Sciences) and professor of the Nutrition career at the Favaloro University.

Although until a few years ago overweight and obesity were perceived as a problem in developed countries, today the epidemic is spreading at low speeds in low and middle income countries. According to the Inter-American Heart Federation, it is estimated that in Latin America the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children under 5 years of age is over 7%; in schoolchildren up to 11, between 18.9 and 36.9%, and in adolescents from 12 to 19 years old, it is from 16.6 to 36.8%. In other words, of the total number of children and adolescents in Latin America between 20 and 25% of the population is overweight and obese. " Obesity is a global phenomenon that does not seem to give way and that has the greatest impact in our countries–States Esteban Carmuega, director of the Center for Studies on Nutrition in Childhood (Cesni) -. In adults, Argentina increased excess weight by 18% in the last decade, but obesity by 45%. According to the World School Health Survey, carried out in 2007 and 2012, in adolescents, the increase in overweight was 16% and that of obesity 34%. Today, one in four schoolchildren is overweight. Most of them will probably be obese adults, and the treatment is ineffective. In 30 years, our guards will be collapsed early diabetes and stroke. "This scenario presents no great differences between provinces or between cities and rural environment.

In theEnd of the year dinner in 2015, the Rosario Medical Sciences Foundation, developed in the Jockey Club rooms , presented an ambitious idea that came to support an existing potential at the Hospital Escuela del Centenario. On that date, a project of a Nutrition Center was presented to the provincial authorities, for ambulatory care with external clinics and meeting places, of the various groups of specialists trained in this area.

These specialists are in different teaching-assistance spaces of the Centennial.

For 15 years the Faculty of Medical Sciences has incorporated the Nutrition Area in the new medical curriculumwhere medical professionals and representatives from all fields of health (nursing among them) are grouped.

The Hospital's healthcare services have food specialists (adult clinicians and pediatricians, surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, psycho-pedagogues, nurses, nutritionists, kinesiologists, etc.) and both these and the others are not grouped in a joint work area in both the healthcare, teaching and research space and community outreach. The Medical Sciences Foundation, responding to an insistent demand from the Rosario community, evaluated the need to generate those projects that improve the health and quality of life of society, which in this case is a space for the Prevention and Promotion and treatment of food alterations. The creation of a public health service in the teaching hospital is proposed, offering activities bringing together its specialists in a unit that generates assistance, teaching, research and outreach to the community on issues related to nutrition and healthy eating.

With this objective, a PROJECT was developed that covers this problem. A space within the framework of the academy provided by the School Hospital that can be articulated in its operation in relation to existing NGOs from different origins and with multiple operators from the city and province environment. The Medical Sciences Foundation has the approval good of one of the great companies in the country in food to launch this necessary project, and sustain it to be delivered to the Province turnkey, for its administration and control. Only the political decision of the Authorities is missing, who in successive meetings expressed their support. Argentines to things  

by Prof. Dr. Alberto J. Muniagurria

May 23, 2016It is in the process of signing the project by the provincial government to start the works. June 22, 2016 An interview was conducted with the governor of the province Miguel Lifschitz to internalize it in the dimension of the project presented. November 24, 2016 A note was presented to the management of the Centennial Hospital with elevation to the provincial government signed by the health care and teaching body, on nutrition issues of the hospital, the Faculty of Medicine and the Provincial Hospital of Rosario, showing their support and interest in the project. February 22, 2017 A note was presented to the management of the Centennial Hospital with elevation to the provincial government to request the approval for the start of works.
July 13, 2017An interview was requested with the Minister of Health of the province to discuss the characteristics of the project. August 25, 2017 Meeting with the Provincial Director of Hospital Architecture, Cecilia Fernández, where project progress was discussed, informing the representatives of the province of its interest for the Hospital. November 16, 2017 A visit was made to the institutional warehouses of the Rosario Food Bank that were visited with its president Nadia Nazer, Irene Berardo, head of the Institutional Relations axis and Santiago Ramos.

Visita al centro centro de trabajo del BAR (Banco de Alimientos Rosario)

Dear Alberto, thank you very much for the mail. I add Nadia Nazer; Pte. Of BAR, also to Irene Berardo who is responsible for the axis of Institutional Relations. I reinforce what has been discussed, it is a real satisfaction to meet, we are including in our action plan particular attention in nutrition, so adding the vision and knowledge of the Medical Sciences Foundation, internalizing the project they are addressing, will be doubly productive. The possibility of meeting next Tuesday, Thursday or Friday of the next week to be able to arrive with the agendas of each one ordered, if it seems to you, in the Foundation or in BAR is raised. Available, thank you very much! Greetings,  Santiago Ramos. 

Year 2018 Being Held multiple meetings with the professional group that conducts assistance on the subject of Nutrition. Likewise, meetings were held with Mr., Governor of the Province, Ing. Miguel Lipchitz and the Minister of Provincial Health, as well as representatives of the Province at the Centennial Hospital. All agreed on the importance of carrying out this project

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