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Högstadieelevers konsumtion av och inställning till vegetarisk mat
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Primary school students’ consumption and attitudes towards vegetarian food (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund Vegetarisk mat har både miljö-och hälsomässiga fördelar. Kostmönster formas i tidig ålder och hemmet har visat sig kunna påverka barns inställning till vegetarisk mat, beroende på vilka livsmedel som finns i hemmet samt hur familjen konsumerar och förhåller sig till den. Att skolan erbjuder vegetarisk mat har också visat sig kunnat påverka elevernas inställning till den typen av måltid i positiv riktning.

Syfte Studiens syfte var att undersöka högstadieelevers konsumtion av och inställning till vegetarisk mat, samt om det fanns skillnader mellan könen vad gäller konsumtion respektive inställning. Studien syftade även till att undersöka eventuella samband mellan inställningen till vegetarisk mat, konsumtionen av vegetarisk mat i hemmet samt tillgängligheten av vegetarisk mat i skolan.

Metod Undersökningen genomfördes via en webbenkät som delades ut till högstadieelever på två utvalda skolor i Västerbotten under våren 2017. De insamlade enkätsvaren (n=104) analyserades med Chi2-test, med signifikansnivån p <0,05.

Resultat Tjejer åt vegetarisk mat i större utsträckning, både i hemmet (p=0,010) och i skolan (p=0,039).  Deltagare som åt vegetarisk mat i hemmet var också mer positivt inställda till den typen av mat. I skolan där vegetarisk mat fanns tillgängligt för alla, var eleverna också mer positivt inställda till den.

Slutsats Slutsatsen är att både skolan och familjen har möjlighet att påverka unga människors konsumtion och inställning till vegetarisk mat. Det finns dock många andra faktorer som kan påverka barn och ungdomars måltidsval och därför bör fler studier göras inom detta område.

Abstract [en]

Background Vegetarian food has both environmental and health benefits. Dietary patterns are formed at an early age. It has been shown that the home environment influence children's attitudes toward vegetarian meals, depending on the food that is available at home and how the family consume and relate to it. The schools who offers vegetarian meals has also proved to influence students’ attitudes towards that type of meals in a positive direction.

Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate primary school students’ consumption of and attitudes towards vegetarian food, and if there are any differences between the sexes in terms of consumption and attitude. The study also aimed to examine possible associations between attitudes towards vegetarian food, the consumption of vegetarian food at home and the availability of vegetarian meals in school.

Method The survey was conducted through an online questionnaire that was distributed to primary school students from two selected schools in Västerbotten, during spring 2017. The responses (n=104) were analyzed with Chi2 square test, with the significant level of p < 0.05.

Results Girls ate vegetarian food more widely both at home (p=0,010) and at school (p=0,039). Students who ate vegetarian food at home were also more positive about that type of meal. In the school where the vegetarian food was available to everybody, the students were also more positive to this type of food.

Conclusion Our conclusion is that both school and family can influence children’s and young people’s consumption of and attitudes toward vegetarian food. However, many other factors that can affect children’s and young people’s food choices and therefore must more studies be done.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Vegetarian food, attitudes, consumption, students
Keyword [sv]
Vegetarisk mat, inställning, konsumtion, högstadieelever
National Category
Food Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-135384DiVA: diva2:1098687
Subject / course
Uppsats i kostvetenskap
Educational program
Food and nutrition programme
Available from: 2017-05-26 Created: 2017-05-25 Last updated: 2017-05-26Bibliographically approved

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