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Towards sustainable food systems through civic food education in schools and in public catering services

Risku-Norja, Helmi and Mikkola, Minna (2014) Towards sustainable food systems through civic food education in schools and in public catering services. In: Rytkönen, Paulina (Ed.) Food and rurality in Europe : economy, environment and institutions in contemporary rural Europe. COMREC Studies in Environmental and Development, no. 10. Södertörn Univeristy, Sweden, pp. 215-247.

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The publication examines possibilities to integrate the statutory school food provided by the municipals in to the educational goals of schools are discussed.
The sustainability concept as perceived and implemented by the actors of the municipal catering sector and by the teachers of basic education in Finland are captured via questionnaires directed to each of the groups. The information retrieved from the questionnaires is complemented with analysis of school curricula.
Participatory action research involving teachers, caterers and researchers are suggested to provide one promising channel for finding the local way to implement food education for sustainability. This would convey the empowerment of both groups of professionals in their efforts for sustainable food culture.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:fd, sustainability, contextual learning, school food, municipal catering, food education, organic and local food
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Finland
Knowledge management
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Finland > Univ. Helsinki
European Union > CORE Organic > iPOPY
Deposited By: Risku-Norja, Dr Helmi
ID Code:27686
Deposited On:04 Nov 2014 09:30
Last Modified:04 Nov 2014 09:30
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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