Helena Doria Ribeiro de Andrade Previato
Helena Doria Ribeiro de Andrade Previato

Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Campinas,Brazil


  1. PhD candidate in Food and Nutrition, Department of Food and Nutrition, School of Food Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil-since 2014.
  2. Master in Health and Nutrition, University of Ouro Preto, Brazil (2011-2013).
  3. Bachelor in Nutrition, University of Ouro Preto, Brazil (2002 -2007).



Helena Previato is researcher at Department of Food and Nutrition in the University of Campinas, Brazil. She was assistant professor at Department of Clinical and Social Nutrition, Universityof Ouro Preto, Brazil.


Research Interest

Helena Previato research has centered on food pattern, food neophobia, food choice, diet quality and nutrition.

Professional Activities:

  1. Assistant Professor -Department of Clinical and Social Nutrition, University of Ouro Preto, Brazil (2010-2012).
  2. Visiting Professor -Specialization Course-School of Nutrition-UNIS, Brazil –since 2014.
  3. Appraiserof MultidisciplinaryResidence in Health, Brazilian Education Ministry –since 2014.
  4. Abstracts published in proceedings of conferences (40abstracts);Presentations of Work (60works).
  5. Scientific events(45participations);Organization of scientific events(8events).
  6. Participation in Course Completion Works Examination Boards:
  7. Improvement/Specialization Monography and Graduation Course Conclusion Paper.
Scientific Journal Referee2013 - Present Brazilian Journal of Health Promotion(Online)
2013 - Present Brazilian Journal of Health Research
2015 - Present Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences
2015 - Present Nutrición Clínica y Dietética Hospitalaria (Spain)

Recent Events:

  1. 11th Latin American Symposium on Food Science. University of Campinas, Brazil. Presented research: Low degree of food neophobia among graduate students. 2015.
  2. 11th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium. Svenska Mässan, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2015. Presented research: Validation of a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Food Neophobia Scale (FNS).


Young Scientist Awards -11th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, Elsevier. Gothenburg, Sweden. 2015.



  1. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; BEHRENS, J. H. Translation and Validation of the Food Neophobia Scale (FNS) to the Brazilian Portuguese. NutriciónHospitalaria. 2015; 32: 925-30.
  2. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; MENDES, M. C. S. ; PENA, G. G. ; MAIA, Y. C. P. ; VOLP, A. C. P.; FREITAS, R. N. Sociodemographic, nutritional and dietary characteristics of women with breast cancer treated at a public hospital in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Journal of the Brazilian Society for Food and Nutrition. 2015; 40(2):120-8.
  3. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; BARROS, F. S. S. ; MELO, J. B. M. ; SILVA, F. C. S. ; NIMER, M. Clinical-nutritional profile and dietary intake of participants of the Elderly Program, Ouro Preto-MG. Food, Nutrition and Health. 2015;10: 375-87.
  4. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; VOLP, A. C. P. ; FREITAS, R. N. Evaluation of diet quality by the Healthy Eating Index and its variations: a bibliographical review. NutriciónClínicay DietéticaHospitalaria(Spain). 2014; 34: 88-96.
  5. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; POIATE, F. P. ; ANDRADE, L. S. ; NIMER, M. Nutritional and biochemical profile of elderly people assisted by a third age program in Minas Gerais. Brazilian Journal of Health Research. 2014; 16: 34-40.
  6. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; DIAS, A. P. V. ; NEMER, A. S. A. ; NIMER, M. Association between body mass index and waist circumference in elderly women, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brasil. NutriciónClínicay DietéticaHospitalaria(Spain). 2014; 34: 25-30. 
  7. DE OLIVEIRA RAMOS, CAMILA; DA SILVA GOMES, ARTHUR; DÓRIA RIBEIRO DE ANDRADE PREVIATO, HELENA; PINHEIRO VOLP, ANA CAROLINA. Association between anthropometric and biochemical measures, body composition and food intake in overweight individuals. Brazilian Journal of Health Promotion (Online). 2013; 26:157-65.
  8. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.; QUEIROZ, K. C ; REGIS, A. L. R. S. Enteral nutritional therapy and its non-acceptance by pediatric cancer patient: a clinical case report.Brazilian Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013; 28: 340-2.
  9. PREVIATO, H. D. R. A.Gastronomy, Nutrition and Environment. Journal Gourmet & Food Service. 2010: 72 -73.



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