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The insufficiency of nutritionists to work in schools and hospitals was the main complaint made at a public hearing by the Commission for the Defense of Women’s Rights of the Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais, which took place on Monday, August 29, and brought together members of the category in the national and state levels.
Held on the occasion of Nutritionist Day, which is celebrated today, Wednesday, August 31, this meeting highlighted the importance of these professionals in institutions to ensure the health of the population.
The National School Feeding Program (PNAE), which establishes the parameters for feeding in municipal and state public schools, was also presented. The PNAE determines that schools must have a nutritionist with a minimum workload of 30 hours, who is technically responsible for the program and students’ meals.
The regions of Campo das Vertentes and Zona da Mata presented the best rates, while Vale do Jequitinhonha/Mucuri, North and Northwest of the State, are the regions that presented the greatest lag.
Representatives of the Regional Council of Nutritionists of the 9th Region, which covers all of Minas Gerais, were present at the hearing. The professionals presented data from research developed in the State.