APE2 We don’t have a body, we are a body

APE 2. We don’t have a body, we are a body

Number of sessions: 4

Participants: 60

Target group: 1ºESO (12 years old)

Intervenient: University of Santiago de Compostela, Myrian González


  • To improve equity in health, reduce health risks, promote healthy lifestyles and settings, and respond to the underlying determinants of health.
  • To develop and implement policies for health, integrated gender- and age-sensitive approaches that facilitate community empowerment together with action for health promotion, self-care and health protection throughout the life course in cooperation with the international partners.
  • To work in collaboration with the University of Santiago de Compostela and the dietetic department.
  • Assess the degree of overweight or obesity in a population of children aged between 12-15 years of the IES A Sangriña.


A dietician from the university explained how to get a healthy lifestyle to our students. She also studied the lifestyle of our students to share the results with us, and compare it to the rest of the teenagers in Galicia, from others localities. This activity is integrated into the OFFICIAL MASTERS IN GENETIC, NUTRITIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

Ratio eating habits and physical activity and BMI in children aged between 12 and 15 years of IES.
Poor eating habits and decreased physical activity and excessive use of information technologies (ICTs) are factors that negatively influence overweight and obesity.
Assess the degree of overweight or obesity in a population of children aged between 12-15 years old of IES A Sangriña.
a) Study Design:
- Observational study.
- Purpose of the study: descriptive.
- Time sequence: Cross.
b) Study population:
- Children aged between 12 and 15 years of both sexes who attend a secondary school education.
- Inclusion criteria: all children receive the signed parental consent.
- Exclusion criteria: children who do not receive the consent of their parents, who suffer from some form of disability that prevents, quantify their weight and size with a SECA scale commonly used.
- Sample: children who attend 1st, 2nd and 3rd of ESO and receive the consent of their parents.

c) Method of data collection:
to. It is weighed on a scale SECA stadiometer provided, waist circumference is measured with a tape measure and calculation of the BMI.
b. A questionnaire has been passed on:
i. Eating habits
ii. Time physical activity regulated
iii. Time physical activity not regulated
iv. Time spent weekly TIC's

● weight and height have been held during their physical education classes.
● Questionnaire was conducted to the different groups of the IES A Sangriña

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