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He, Chen and Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg (2008) DOES ORGANIC FOOD INTERVENTION IN SCHOOL LEAD TO CHANGED DIETARY PATTERNS? Poster at: IFOAM, Modena, Italy, Modena., 2008-06-19. [In Press]

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During adolescence food habits, physical activity, and life style of young people are easily influenced by a number of actors and phenomena in the environment including parents, friends, advertisements and all of the changes occurring in society. The meal patterns formed during adolescence will be continuously influenced into their adulthood even following generations in the future. Since school increasingly is taking a role in both food provision and in health, environment and nutrition education of young people by implementing healthy and environmental friendly policies, it is relevant to investigate the relation between the different components of such interventions. In other words it is relevant to ask the question: does organic food supply police go hand in hand with healthy eating policies. This study that has been made possible through the iPOPY project looks at the relationship in Danish and Norwegian school food setting by asking school headmaster about their policies and operational procedure in relation to school food. The purpose of the study is to explore the relationship “green” food policies & praxises to “healthy” food policies & praxises in public school food settings. The outcome of the research/questionnaire will be a mapping of serving practices in relation to healthy eating and the relation to attitudes and practices of organic procurement and policies.

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The results demonstrate that there is a positive relationship between serving practices for healthy eating and organic procurement policies at the school. It shows the consumption of healthy food is proportional to the organic procurement policies. And the POP schools seem to consider more about healthy issues for children than conventional schools. Also the results suggest that the POP schools think school should take more responsibility regarding children’s health. Therefore, it seems that organic food intervention in school can help to build a healthy eating pattern amongst pupils. Additionally, it getting more and more schools is interested in organic theme, not only in school food but physical activities.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:POP,FNP,Organic, School, iPOPY
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > iPOPY
Denmark > DTU - Technical University of Denmark > DTU, DFVF - Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research
Deposited By: He, Mrs Chen
ID Code:14062
Deposited On:28 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:In Press
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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