Children's understanding of food and meals in the foodscape at school
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Consumer Studies, ISSN 1470-6423, E-ISSN 1470-6431, Vol. 36, no 1, 54-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Children come into contact with food in different places and contexts, i.e. ‘foodscapes’. The aim of the paper was to study what knowledge children construct regarding food and meals in the foodscape at school and how they do so, focusing on the school meal context. Observations, interviews and focus group interviews were used. The children appropriated ideas and understandings from the adult world and society as a whole and used it among their peers in the school meal situation. This included the adoption of institutional commensality, the telling of stories about food, and the classification of foods in dichotomies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 36, no 1, 54-60 p.
Research subject Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163029DOI: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01003.xISI: 000298875300009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-163029DiVA: diva2:462488