Fernanda Helena Marrocos Leite

Fernanda Helena Marrocos Leite
University of São Paulo | USP · Núcleo de Pesquisas Epidemiológicas em Nutrição e Saúde (NUPENS/USP)

Master of Science

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Introduction
Acted as Policy Research Officer to the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition Secretariat, located at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2015-2018). Previously worked with the Brazilian School Feeding Programme, being responsible for the development and management of nutrition projects which were created in partnership with the National Fund for Development of Education (2012-2014). Currently acts as Independent Consultant on the topics of food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems. Holds a BSc in Nutrition Science and a MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. PhD candidate in Global Health and Sustainability at the Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo (USP).

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Publications (19)
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Objective: This study aimed to assess the most consumed school snacks using the free listing and understand how marketing strategies on food labels influenced children's perceptions of snacks via focus groups. Design: The study design involved free lists and semi-structured focus group interviews. Setting: São Paulo, Brazil. Participants: A tota...
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Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é caracterizar os apelos publicitários presentes no ambiente alimentar para comercializar alimentos ultraprocessados e analisar o perfil nutricional desses alimentos segundo critérios da OPAS e presença de aditivos alimentares. Estudo transversal, com dados auditados em 20 pequenos supermercados de São Paulo. O protoc...
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OBJECTIVE :To study the association between ultra-processed food consumption and carbon and water footprints of the Brazilian diet. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis on data collected in 2008–2009 on a probabilistic sample of the Brazilian population aged ≥ 10 years (n = 32,886). Individual food intake was assessed using two 24-hour food records, o...
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This article aims to characterize the advertising appeals present in the food environment to market ultra-processed foods and to analyze the nutritional profile of these foods according to PAHO criteria and the presence of food additives. Cross-sectional study, with data audited in 20 small supermarkets in São Paulo. The INFORMAS protocol was used...
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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the carbon footprint of the Brazilian diet and of sociodemographic strata of this population. METHODS: Carbon footprint of the diet was estimated based on data from two 24-hour diet records, obtained in 2008 and 2009, from a probabilistic sample of the Brazilian population aged 10 years and over (n = 34,003) and on environmen...
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In Brazil, any advertising strategies that take advantage of the child's judgment or induce consumers to make harmful health choices are considered abusive. However, the efficacy of restrictions on their use on television (TV) food advertising remains poorly understood. This study analysed the extent and nature of abusive techniques according to na...
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Objective: To describe the Nova score for the consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF) and evaluate its potential in reflecting the dietary share of UPF in Brazil. Methods: This study was conducted in São Paulo with a convenience sample of 300 adults. Using a tablet, participants answered a 3-minute electronic self-report questionnaire on the...
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Objectives: This study investigated the use of persuasive advertising strategies in ultra-processed food (UPF) advertisements broadcast on the three most popular free-to-air television channels in Brazil. Methods: The programming of the selected channels was recorded on eight non-consecutive days from April 2018 (6:00 am-12:00 am). Information f...
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Objective To analyse the extent and nature of food and beverage advertising on the three major Brazilian free-to-air television (TV) channels. Design Cross-sectional study. A protocol developed for the International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support was applied for data collection. A tot...
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Background: Evidence shows that foods marketed on television are often low-nutrient-dense foods associated with poor nutritional diet quality, obesity and non-communicable diseases. However, little research has been undertaken in Brazil around this issue. This study assessed the nutritional profile of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised o...
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Objective We aimed to establish equations for dimensioning of the physical area and determining the required number of food handlers in food services of schools and to compare them with reference equations. Methods It was visited 44 municipalities located in the states of São Paulo (n=36) and Rio de Janeiro (n=8) between 2013 and 2014. The physical...
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Objective: To investigate the association between neighbourhood food availability and the consumption of ready-to-consume products (RCP), either processed or ultra-processed, and unprocessed/minimally processed foods (UF-MPF) by children. Design: Cross-sectional. 24 h Dietary recalls were collected from children from January 2010 to June 2011. N...
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Objective: To validate an adapted instrument that assesses the nutritional environment of food stores in Brazilian urban areas. Methods: The instrument measured aspects of food environment such as availability, prices, and quality. The Harvard Healthy Eating Pyramid and the degree of processing were used to define healthy foods. The sample inclu...
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To assess the availability of food in relation to their degree of industrial processing and the types of food stores in the perimeters of elementary schools. This is a cross-sectional study. 82 food stores located within a 500 m radius buffer of three public schools located in three distinct regions with different socioeconomic levels in the munici...
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Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the individual and family determinants of being overweight among children younger than 10 years of age. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Direct data on children's age, food intake, physical activity, type of transportation used and anthropometric measurements, as well as the education level of the...
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SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES IN ACCESSIBILITY OF HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES IN THE CITY OF SANTOS, BRAZIL. In: 19 th International Congress of Nutrition, 2009, Bangkok. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. Basel: KARGER, 2009. v. 55. p. 571.
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Characterization of the food market around schools in the city of Santos (Brazil). In: 19 th International Congress of Nutrition, 2009, Bangkok. Ann Nutr Metabolism. London: KARGER, 2009. v. 55. p. 1-598.

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To investigate the nutritional quality and the environmental impact of Brazilian diets on biodiversity