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Food is important for health and well-being. Results from a hospital survey in Norway with focus on organic food, and implications for future research needs

Koesling, Matthias; Solemdal, Liv and Birkeland, Liv (2006) Food is important for health and well-being. Results from a hospital survey in Norway with focus on organic food, and implications for future research needs. Speech at: Conference on Healthy and Sustainable Public Food Network in Nordic countries, Copenhagen, 24.-25. April 2006. [Unpublished]

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A questionnaire survey was conducted at the university hospital in Trondheim, Norway in December 2005. In relation to former questionnaires conducted at the hospital, patients and guests were much more satisfied with the food served, especially potatoes and vegetables. Patients and guest express that food is important for their health and well-being. Good taste, appearance and right nutrition were understood as important qualities of food. The absence of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and preservatives in food were ranked as more important than organic production of food. About 80 % of the respondents were positive or really positive to the use of organic food at the hospital.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:organic food, out of home catering, Norway, hospital, survey, public procurement, HealthCat network
Subjects: Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division
Related Links:http://www.healthcat.net/Default.asp?m=2
Deposited By: Koesling, Matthias
ID Code:8327
Deposited On:02 Apr 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Conference arranged by HealthCat (The Nordic Network for Sustainable and Healthy Catering; www.healthcat.net)

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