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dc.contributor.authorBerggren, Linda
dc.contributor.authorTalvia, Sanna
dc.contributor.authorFossgard, Eldbjorg
dc.contributor.authorBjork Arnfjord, Unnur
dc.contributor.authorHornell, Agneta
dc.contributor.authorOlafsdottir, Anna Sigridur
dc.contributor.authorGunnarsdottir, Ingibjorg
dc.contributor.authorWergedahl, Hege
dc.contributor.authorLagstr?m, Hanna
dc.contributor.authorWaling, Maria
dc.contributor.authorOlsson, Cecilia
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T14:11:14Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T14:11:14Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-06
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.identifier.citationNordic children's conceptualizations of healthy eating in relation to school lunch 2017, 117 (2):130 Health Educationen
dc.identifier.issn0965-4283
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/HE-05-2016-0022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/620240
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink belowen
dc.description.abstractPurpose - Pupils' perspective should be better taken into account when developing nutrition education at school. The purpose of this paper is to explore Nordic children's perspectives on the healthiness of meals in the context of school lunches. Design/methodology/approach - In total, 78 focus group discussions were conducted with 10-11-year-old girls and boys (n = 457) from schools in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, which were participating in the Nordic school meal project ProMeal during the school year 2013-2014. A flexible discussion guide and stimulus material in the form of 14 photographs displaying different school lunch contexts were used. The discussions were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings - These Nordic children seem to share the adult-set aim of healthy eating in the school context as a socio-cultural norm. Although healthy eating was constructed as a rational, normative and acceptable way to eat at school, unhealthy eating was emphasized as negotiably acceptable when eaten occasionally and under certain circumstances (e.g. at special occasions). Unhealthy eating also comprised emotionally laden descriptions such as enjoyment and disgust. Practical implications - Children's conceptualizations of healthy eating are connected to nutritional, sociocultural, emotional and normative dimensions, which should be reflected also when developing nutrition education in school. Originality/value - The need for research exploring children's experiences of, and understandings about, school lunch motivated this unique multicenter study with a large number of participating children. In the focus groups a child-oriented, photo-elicitation method was used.
dc.description.sponsorshipNordForsken
dc.language.ison/aen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/HE-05-2016-0022en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health Educationen
dc.subjectSkólamáltíðiren
dc.subjectBörnen
dc.subjectHollusta mataren
dc.subjectNUR12
dc.subject.meshFood Preferencesen
dc.subject.meshDiet, Food, and Nutritionen
dc.subject.meshHealth Educationen
dc.subject.meshFooden
dc.subject.meshSchoolsen
dc.subject.meshMealsen
dc.subject.meshNUR12en
dc.titleNordic children’s conceptualizations of healthy eating in relation to school lunchn/a
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department1 ] Umea Univ, Dept Food & Nutr, Umea, Sweden Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 2 ] Univ Turku, Turku Inst Child & Youth Res, Turku, Finland Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 3 ] Bergen Univ Coll, Fac Educ, Bergen, Norway Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 4 ] Univ Iceland, Sch Educ, Reykjavik, Iceland Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 5 ] Univ Iceland, Unit Nutr Res, Landspitali Univ Hosp, Reykjavik, Iceland Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 6 ] Univ Iceland, Fac Food Sci & Nutr, Reykjavik, Iceland Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 7 ] Bergen Univ Coll, Fac Educ, Hlth Promot & Prevent, Bergen, Norwayen
dc.identifier.journalHealth Educationen
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html.description.abstractPurpose - Pupils' perspective should be better taken into account when developing nutrition education at school. The purpose of this paper is to explore Nordic children's perspectives on the healthiness of meals in the context of school lunches. Design/methodology/approach - In total, 78 focus group discussions were conducted with 10-11-year-old girls and boys (n = 457) from schools in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, which were participating in the Nordic school meal project ProMeal during the school year 2013-2014. A flexible discussion guide and stimulus material in the form of 14 photographs displaying different school lunch contexts were used. The discussions were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings - These Nordic children seem to share the adult-set aim of healthy eating in the school context as a socio-cultural norm. Although healthy eating was constructed as a rational, normative and acceptable way to eat at school, unhealthy eating was emphasized as negotiably acceptable when eaten occasionally and under certain circumstances (e.g. at special occasions). Unhealthy eating also comprised emotionally laden descriptions such as enjoyment and disgust. Practical implications - Children's conceptualizations of healthy eating are connected to nutritional, sociocultural, emotional and normative dimensions, which should be reflected also when developing nutrition education in school. Originality/value - The need for research exploring children's experiences of, and understandings about, school lunch motivated this unique multicenter study with a large number of participating children. In the focus groups a child-oriented, photo-elicitation method was used.


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