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Table 1 Thematic content of the workshops and home visits addressed in the education activities with hypertensive women in the city of Porto Firme - MG (2009).

From: Non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension in primary health care: A comparative clinical trial of two education strategies in health and nutrition

Workshops Home Visits
1 - Hypertension: concept, risk factors and dietary measures of treatment. 1 - Identification of excessive use of oil, salt and sugar and orientation about its correct use.
2 - Consumption of fat/oil, sugar and salt adding: recommendation and dangers of overconsumption. 2 - Identification of foodstuffs purchased at home and implementation of guidelines in accordance with the usual diet of the family.
3 - Consumption of fruits and vegetables: significance and recommendations. 3 - Strengthening guidance, answering questions and carrying out necessary adjustments according to the specific needs of each family.
4 - Brazilian Food Pyramid - fundamental concepts: proportionality, moderation and variety 4 - Strengthening guidance, answering questions and carrying out necessary adjustments according to the specific needs of each family.
5 - Physical activity: benefits and importance for weight reduction/maintenance. 5- Identification main changes in the feeding pattern of the participant and her family the achievements and setting goals to overcome.