Does organic food intervention in the Danish schools lead to change dietary patterns? results of a web based questionnaire survey among Danish school food coordinatorsR

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Now, more than ever, there are serious health concerns for the growing prevalence of obese and
overweight children. Schools are well suited setting for the learning of children and young people,
and this influence has the potential to play an important role in preventing children from becoming
obese and overweight. The school at the same time is the focus of public organic food supply
strategies as well as the focus of innovation strategies that can increase the availability of healthier
food options. These strategies in some cases go hand in hand. The purpose of this research was to
examine whether organic food intervention strategies in school meal system could support the
development of healthier eating patterns among children and adolescents. An important
precondition for this is that the food environment becomes supportive for such eating. In the current
study this was determined through the comparisons between the food strategies of “organic” school
to that of “non organic” schools in Denmark. Provision of meals in Danish schools in not
compulsory and function as an “value adding service” that schools and municipalities can decide on
locally. Therefore the study was undertaken u among school food coordinators in selected Danish
primary schools that was known to provide school meals. The study was conducted by means of a
web-based questionnaire. The data shows the relations regarding the school food service between
different types of schools, and also based on the ways and methods of food provision. Results
indicate that organic food intervention strategies can be supportive for strategies that increase the
healthiness of school eating environments. This eventually might play a positive role in the efforts
done to counteract the development of obesity and overweight issues among the children in these
selected Danish schools.




OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelLike what you get? Is it good for you? Organic food, health and sustainable development in schools : Proceedings of the seminar held at University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute 21.-22. January 2009, Helsinki, Finland
Antal sider18
ForlagBioforsk
Publikationsdato21 jan. 2010
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-991343-8-0
StatusUdgivet - 21 jan. 2010
BegivenhediPOPY Open Seminar - Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 21 jan. 200922 jan. 2009

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KonferenceiPOPY Open Seminar
LandFinland
ByHelsinki
Periode21/01/200922/01/2009

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He, C., & Mikkelsen, B. E. (2010). Does organic food intervention in the Danish schools lead to change dietary patterns? results of a web based questionnaire survey among Danish school food coordinatorsR. I Like what you get? Is it good for you? Organic food, health and sustainable development in schools: Proceedings of the seminar held at University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute 21.-22. January 2009, Helsinki, Finland Bioforsk.
He, Chen ; Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg. / Does organic food intervention in the Danish schools lead to change dietary patterns? results of a web based questionnaire survey among Danish school food coordinatorsR. Like what you get? Is it good for you? Organic food, health and sustainable development in schools: Proceedings of the seminar held at University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute 21.-22. January 2009, Helsinki, Finland. Bioforsk, 2010.
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