A foodscape approach to better school based nutrition

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Description

:. In recent years, school based strategies have expanded beyond the traditional focus on availability, accessibility, and adequacy of nutritious meals in schools and now include various accompanying measures. Such accompanying measures are activities that expand out of the canteen, link to the classroom and include learning and teaching involving elements such as school gardening, cooking lessons, taste education, and farm-to-school links. It is important to challenge the assumption, that one-level interventions at school adequately can solve problems with obesity and overweight among children and youth. In opposition to this we argue, that multi-level interventions in schools as ‘settings’ or school foodscapes - are more likely to promote health. The common unifying theme for this symposium ties these interventions to a holistic approach of how to understand the determinants that shape behavioural nutrition among children and adolescents. The aim of the symposium is to present and discuss examples of how different conceptual foundations are being integrated in school foodscape interventions. Theoretically, they include frameworks from the broad category of FoodScape Studies, the “whole school approach”, affordances and the work being done in the Health Promoting Schools network, where the relation between health policy, health education and health promotion as an outcome is emphasized.

Period23 May 2014
Event titleISBNPA
Event typeConference
Locationsan diego, United States

Keywords

  • foodscape studies (FSS)
  • SMP's
  • hands on food activities