home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

Organic food at the hospital: desired by patients and engaging the kitchen


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Koesling, Matthias; Birkeland, Liv and Behrens, Gesine (2006) Organic food at the hospital: desired by patients and engaging the kitchen. Working paper, Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division, Bioforsk Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research . [Unpublished]

[img] Other format - English


In December 2005 a questionnaire survey was conducted at the university hospital in Trondheim, Norway. Patients and personnel expressed that food is important for their health and well-being. Good taste, appearance and right nutrition were mentioned to be important factors for food quality. About 80 % of the respondents were positive or really positive to use organic food at the hospital, even though only around half of them agreed that it is worth the price. Furthermore the absence of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and preservatives in food was ranked to be more important than organic production of food. All respondents seemed to be critical towards the use of pesticides and preservatives in food production and processing.

EPrint Type:Working paper
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic food, Norway, hospital, survey, public procurement
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Research affiliation: Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming Division
Deposited By: Koesling, Matthias
ID Code:10067
Deposited On:27 Nov 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:The paper has been submitted to the committee of QLIF 2007 congress

Repository Staff Only: item control page