Changing dietary habits among Akwen Xerente

  • Tatiana Evangelista da Silva Rocha Universidade Federal do Tocantins
  • Reijane Pinheiro da Silva Universidade Federal do Tocantins
  • Maira Messias do Nascimento Universidade Federal do Tocantins


The research aimed to identify the current feed of Xerente people in Indian villages Porteira and Funil in the city of Tocantinia / TO. It was used a qualitative ethnographic approach. Conducted from September 2013 to August 2014. The data were presented in a diary, through participant observation of food practices with the guidance of a script. A process of dietary change that permeates the culture of this people is taking place. Factors such as the deficit in the planting gardens, the recent arrival of energy, and therefore the technology has allowed access to processed foods. But some families still maintain the farming of cassava, yam, and beans. The main animals that are hunted in the village are peccary, deer and armadillo. It was possible to point which foods are inserted in the Xerente feed and factors related to this situation.


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Rocha, T., Silva, R., & Nascimento, M. (2016). Changing dietary habits among Akwen Xerente . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(spe), 96-100.
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