cultura; trabalhador artesanal
of the obese body of the "baianas de acarajé" and the relationship with their
health, environment and eating habits at work. The work of the "baiana de
acarajé" is exhausting and requires much dedication. While that is the livelihood
of these workers, this kind of activity can bring harm to the health of these
women. The fire, smoke and repetitive movements are mentioned as possible
risks for the acquisition of accidents and illnesses. It was identifeid that the
"Baianas de acarajé" elect a double body regarding the way of living in the
world: obese for their work and lean to your daily life. In this sense it is
perceived that the lack of time for social life allows them to not take care of their
body and their food.
Keywords: obesity, health worker, food and culture, handicraft worker.