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Abstract

BERNABEU MESTRE, Josep; TRESCASTRO LOPEZ, Eva  and  GALIANA SANCHEZ, María Eugenia. Radio broadcasts regarding child nutrition and hygiene in the Second Spanish Republic (1933-1935). Salud Colectiva [online]. 2011, vol.7, suppl.1, pp. S49-S60. ISSN 1851-8265.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1851-82652011000400006.

This study analyses the incorporation of technological communications media, in particular the radio, as a way of popularizing knowledge about child health in the Second Spanish Republic. As part of the health campaign to fight infant mortality launched by the Second Republic in 1930s, the Spanish Association of Pediatricians collaborated with Unión Radio to produce two series of radio conferences aimed at explaining in a descriptive tone the basics of child nutrition and hygiene to the working classes. The intention was to foment a culture of prevention led and guided by child health care experts. This communication campaign was given continuity in the home and in the community through the activity of visiting childcare nurses, with mothers as the target population of these interventions.

Keywords : : Radio; Health Education; Child Care; Food Hygiene; Spain.

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