Can school meal provision contribute to the reduction of social inequalities in health and improve learning outcomes? The case of Denmark and Sweden

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen

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Abstrakt

This case study focuses on school meal provision and its potential contribution to reducing social inequalities in health and improving learning outcomes among children and adolescents, using national approaches to school food services in Denmark and Sweden as examples. It describes the overall structure of the provision of school meals in the two countries and presents three cases in which participation, social inequalities in health and learning outcomes have been addressed. These cases contribute to the debate on the future of school meal provision and the potential for such provision to play a more active role in shaping young people’s health and promoting health equality by making healthy choices more widely available to those from disadvantaged families.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelImproving the lives of children and young people : case studies from Europe
RedaktørerVivian Barnekow, Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Candace Currie, Alan Dyson, Naomi Eisenstadt, Edward Melhuish
Vol/bind3. School
ForlagWorld Health Organization
Publikationsdato2013
Sider18-28
Kapitel3.3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978 92 890 0049 9
StatusUdgivet - 2013

Citationsformater

Mikkelsen, B. E. (2013). Can school meal provision contribute to the reduction of social inequalities in health and improve learning outcomes? The case of Denmark and Sweden. I V. Barnekow, B. Bruun Jensen, C. Currie, A. Dyson, N. Eisenstadt, & E. Melhuish (red.), Improving the lives of children and young people: case studies from Europe (Bind 3. School, s. 18-28). World Health Organization.