Måltidspedagogik i förskolan Reflektioner från nyckelpersoner inom förskolan i Uddevalla kommun

  • Johanna Andersson
  • Marie Hansson Persson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Introduction: Today, many children spend a lot of their time in preschool and therefore consume several of their daily meals outside the home. Food habits and preference for special foods have been shown to be of significant importance for children's eating habits and their future health. In Uddevalla municipality, meal education has been a way to incorporate food as an important tool in the preschools' daily pedagogical situation.

    Objective: To analyze possibilities and obstacles for the implementation of meal education in preschool in Uddevalla Municipality and how the results of changed practices are experienced by key individuals.

    Materials and methods: Individual qualitative interviews together with a focus group were conducted with key persons from the municipal preschools. The recorded interviews were thereafter transcribed and analyzed by qualitative analysis program MAXQDA. Kingdon's PSA model was used as a structure to construe the implementation process of meal education.

    Results and conclusion: The result shows that key persons experience the implementation of meal education as positive. It is an easy and pleasurable approach that creates a united attitude around food and meal for both adults and children in the preschool world. Several factors interact so that a change in work method could take place. However, more studies are required to determine whether the process can be done in the same way in other municipalities.

    Date of Award2016-Jun-15
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorKarin Höijer (Supervisor), Hanna Sepp (Supervisor) & Elisabeth Rothenberg (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Culinary Arts and Food Sciences

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Other Social Sciences (509)


    • children's eating habits
    • meal education
    • pedagogical meal
    • sapere
    • preschool
    • implementation process

    Cite this