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Förskolans inverkan på en sund livsstil: Betydelsen av fysisk aktivitet och kost
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how the pre-school staff relate to physical activity and food and how children are inspired to a healthy lifestyle. The questions focus on how pre-school staff think and work with these issues. The material for the study consisted of qualitative interviews, which I have made with staff at six pre-schools in the Stockholm area. For analysis of the results, I have used discourse analysis and concepts of meaning-making, balance of power and normality. The results have shown that the majority of pre-school staff has a great interest and commitment of physical activity and healthy food both for themselves and the work in pre-school. They think of the importance for the future. Pre-school staff points out the importance of a varied diet including much vegetables. They use the pedagogic meal to inspire and give children a positive relationship to eating and to acquire new tastes. The pre-school staff sees physical activity as both everyday motion and more sporting activities. They emphasize the importance of children practice their gross motor ability. On the most pre-schools are excursions, like walking in the woods or walking to playgrounds, occurring regularly. Both in terms of food and physical activity the pre-school staff tries to create meaning and motivation for children to create healthy habits. In my analysis, it appears that pre-school staff follows the society's established norms. They references and relies on steering documents for pre-schools in their narration.

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2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Pre-school, discourse analysis, meaning-making, physical activity, food
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29077OAI: diva2:892815
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Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

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