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Lucas Daniel Sanches 

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Research Interests
Food Environment
Validation Study
Public Health Policies
Childhood Obesity
Food and Nutrition

Graduated in Nutrition from the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (2013). Master in Science from the Graduate Program in Food, Nutrition and Health at the Federal University of São Paulo, Baixada Santista campus, in the line of research: Nutritional Epidemiology, Urban Health, Sociocultural Processes and Public Policies (2016). PhD from the Graduate Program in Nutrition at the Federal University of São Paulo, working in the line of research: development, implementation and evaluation of interventions in the food environment (2020). He has worked as a professor at educational institutions: National Service for Commercial Learning (SENAC), University of Vale do Paraíba and Anhembi Morumbi University – São José dos Campos campus and advisor tutor for specialization courses (lato sensu) at ICEPI. In the third sector, he acted as Health Project Manager in the area of ​​Childhood Obesity at the Desiderata Institute (Rio de Janeiro). In the field of consulting, he led projects in childhood obesity at Catálise Impacto Social. He is currently a guest researcher at the Sustainable Food Systems Research Group (GPSAS) at the Federal University of São Paulo; member of the Alliance for Adequate and Healthy Food; adviser to the State Council for Food and Nutrition Security of Minas Gerais; researcher at the Center for Research in Anthropology and Health at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and substitute professor at the Federal University of Alfenas.

  1. Public Health;
  2. Public Health Policies;
  3. Food, Culture and Society;
  4. Food Environment and Health;
  5. Nutritional Epidemiology.
Main Publications

SANCHES, L. D.; LOPES, R. F.; OLIVEIRA, M. A.; MARTINS, P. A. Evaluation of food commercialization parameters in retail stores to support interventions in the food environment. SEGURANÇA ALIMENTAR E NUTRICIONAL, v. 29, p. 00, 2022. https://doi.org/10.20396/san.v29i00.8669186

SANCHES, L. D.; LOPES, R. F.; MELZER, M. R. F.; OLIVEIRA, M. A.; MARTINS, P. A. Development and validity of an instrument to evaluate the impact of an intervention in food stores at an urban food desert. REVISTA GEOGRAFARES, v. 25, p. 396-411, 2018. https://doi.org/10.7147/GEO25.17604

MARTINS, P. A.; OLIVEIRA, M. A.; SANCHES, L. D.; LOPES, R. F. Design of an intervention on the food environment in an urban Brazilian area with high social vulnerability. In: 13º International Conference of Urban Health, 2016, San Francisco (EUA). Place & Health, 13th Annual International Conference on Urban Health: Abstract Document, 2016. https://isuh.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ICUH2016-Abstract-Booklet.pdf

Research Projects

School Health: a study in the municipality of Southern Minas Gerais (2022 – atual);

Flourish: Nutrition and Health Promotion (2023 – atual);

Evaluation of the implementation of an intervention program in the food environment in small food retail stores located in a region of low socioeconomic status (2016-2020);

Development and validation of an instrument to assess the impact of an intervention program on the nutritional environment in food retail stores (2014-2016).

Creative Output
  1. Participation as a counselor in the state council for food and nutrition security;
  2. Participation as a member of the alliance for adequate and healthy food;
  3. Participation in the construction of a methodology to assess the food environment in Brazil, conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health.