Teachers training & material impact on food education: WFD of kindergarten staff including education & development of teacher training material

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Lecturer)

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


Abstract: Meal programs in Danish kindergarten has undergone a rapid change over the past years and the new educational opportunities that meal provision offers have fuelled a new interest from the research community. Institutions for preschoolers offers a good infrastructure and skilled human resources that might contribute positively to active learning about life & health skills if food provision is linked to curricular activities in a creative way. The paper looks at lunch arrangements (LA) as a “window of opportunity” to promote kindergarten driven food and nutrition education and creation of food literacy through the implementation of taste education with the Sapere method. The paper is based on the case of the Dagmar intervention (Dannelse og sundhed gennem bedre madrammer i børnehaver: www.dagmar.plan.aau.dk) and the SoL program (www.sol-bornholm.dk). It discusses challenges and, It presents results from the Dagmar program on how workforce development (WFD) can be dealt with and discusses challenges to the permanent and long term anchoring of taste education on kindergarten.
Period3 Oct 2014
Event titleSapere Scientific meeting
Event typeSeminar
LocationTurku, Finland


  • Frida project
  • Sol project
  • Dagmar project
  • kindergarten
  • work force development