Arbete för främjande av goda levnadsvanor hos barn i förskolan.
en kvalitativ intervjustudie om förskollärares erfarenheter

Translated title of the thesis: Promoting good living habits of children in preschool. a qualitative interview study of preschool teachers’ experiences.
  • Klara Karlsson
  • Felicia Kronberg

Student thesis: Bachelor

Abstract

The introduction of the study gives an overall review of how inequality in health among children in Sweden is increasing and how important it is to promote good living habits, such as physical activity and diet, for children so that they can develop a good health later in life. Since preschool is a place where many children spend a big part of their early years, this setting can work as a health promoting and equalizing arena. The aim of the study was to describe preschool teachers’ experiences of how the work to promote good living habits among children in preschool is being managed. In order to answer the purpose of the study, a qualitative method was chosen in form of semi structured individual interviews. A total of seven interviews were conducted with preschool teachers spread throughout Blekinge. The overall results showed that a health promoting work is taking place in preschool where commitment, motivation and ingenuity emerged as valuable resources to promote good living habits in children. Relationships between preschool teachers, children, the children’s home and the preschool kitchen were seen as meaningful. The results showed that there was room for improvement in how the health promotion work can be carried out in preschool. The conclusion drawn from the study was that it has given valuable knowledge about preschool teachers’ experiences of how the health promotion work in preschool is conducted. The results of the study can contribute to develop preschool as a health promoting setting, which is important from a public health perspective for the work towards equity in health among the population.

Date of Award2020-Aug-13
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorEwy Olander (Supervisor) & Marie Nilsson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)

Keywords

  • children
  • health promotion
  • living habits
  • preschool
  • preschool teachers

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