Overview of University Actions Aimed at The Nutrition of Two Indigenous Communities In The Interior of The State of Mato Grosso Do Sul – Brazil

Report of Experience In Public Policies


  • Luis Henrique Almeida Castro a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:37:"Federal University of Grande Dourados";}
  • Diego Bezerra de Souza
  • Geanlucas Mendes Monteiro
  • Gildiney Penaves de Alencar
  • João Vitor Alves dos Santos
  • Lúcio Barbosa Neto
  • Raphael de Souza Cosmo
  • Thiago Teixeira Pereira
  • Wesley Sebastião da Silva Moraes
  • Cristiane Martins Viegas de Oliveira




Public health, Case study, Indigenous population, Nutrition, Food, Quality of Life


The diet composed of adequate food is reported in the literature as one of the aspects of health promotion and maintenance, and it is the duty and obligation of the State to promote public policies that seek to meet these needs of the population. However, due to a number of factors, the minority or vulnerable populations end up not benefiting from a good part of the projects in force in Brazil. Thus, this work aimed to conduct a case study with two indigenous communities living in the interior of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, listing the main points related to food practices, evaluation of the state of health in force and measures that help adherence to good food practices. The largest target audience was children from 0 (zero) to 12 (twelve) years, totaling 190 (one hundred and ninety), followed by newborns and puerperals who totaled 14 (fourteen) family nuclei and the elderly population of the community, which totaled 15 (fifteen). The service team was composed of Nutritionist, Health Agent, Social Worker and Nutrition Intern professionals. Several activities were developed, occurring according to the public attended during the different days of visit in the villages, mainly home visits, community actions such as vaccination campaigns, lectures and collective guidance. It is concluded that the measures adopted in public policies related to feeding the indigenous community is a powerful tool to provide the benefits for a better quality of life, well-being and maintenance of the health of indigenous peoples.


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How to Cite

Almeida Castro, L. H., Bezerra de Souza, D., Mendes Monteiro, G., Penaves de Alencar, G., Alves dos Santos, J. V., Barbosa Neto, L., de Souza Cosmo, R., Teixeira Pereira, T., da Silva Moraes, W. S., & Martins Viegas de Oliveira, C. (2020). Overview of University Actions Aimed at The Nutrition of Two Indigenous Communities In The Interior of The State of Mato Grosso Do Sul – Brazil: Report of Experience In Public Policies. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(2), 173–178. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss2.2183

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