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  • Pakkanen, Iris-Liisa (2017)
    Eating together is on change. The studies and the media are discussing the disappearance of family meals and the sociability of eating. At the same time there is an on-going discussion of new kinds of eating together where the traditional family meal is not the only option to eat together. Finns appreciate eating together and they want to promote the culture of eating together in Finland right now. Eating together has been chosen as one of the Finland's centenary themes. Eating together has also a strong visibility in food recommendations to families with children, published in 2016 and in school lunch recommendations, published in January 2017. The social dimension of eating has started to rise alongside the nutrition debate. The aim of this study was to examine what kind of views and experiences seventh graders have about eating together. Seventh graders are an interesting research object, as previous studies have shown that secondary school time is critical in terms of adolescents eating habits. According to previous studies the influence of peer group is significant to adolescents eating. While growing up adolescents start to eat less with their families and make more independent food choices. The qualitative data were collected in a secondary school in the Finnish metropolitan area in November 2016. The data consists of theme interviews with seventh graders. They were carried out during the home economics lessons. A group of 14 seventh graders (9 girls and 5 boys) participated the study. The interviews were transcribed and the data were analyzed by using thematizing. The interviewed adolescents considered eating together as a social event, during which they enjoy food and talk together with other diners. Eating together and alone were both parts of adolescents everyday lives. The results are partly in line with the results of previous studies handling eating of adolescents. The interviewed adolescents most common dining environments were home and school. Rush in everyday life created challenges to eat together in families of adolescents. At school, important to adolescents was eating together with their peers and eating school lunch had decreased in secondary school. Adolescents didn't experience a peer group to have an impact on their eating. Among other things, these results have been revealed by earlier research. Contrary to my hypothesis, it was interesting that the interviewed adolescents were daily eating together with their families and they were not used to eat with their friends at their free time. The adolescents didn't mention to try to avoid family meals but they told to eat with their families whenever everyday schedule allows.
  • Tuovinen, Emmi (2016)
    Purpose. The purpose of this study is to develop a multicultural version of the food education project Ruokakoulu – Matskolan from the perspective of the families and the children. The multicultural version has been developed in cooperation with the Ruokakoulu – Matskolan project in parallel already existing food school format. The aim of this study was to define key concepts for the new multicultural version. One aim was also to investigate what kind of concrete courses of action would promote multicultural education during the camp. The research questions of the study are the following: 1. How do the different cultures and food cultures show in the families? 2. What kind of concrete courses of action or assignments will help with carrying out the multicultural food education project taking into consideration also the perspective of the families? 3. What kind of possibilities eating together is offering for multicultural education? Methodology. The data was collected in two different ways. The first stage was the open questions questionnaire that the research families filled in. The second stage was the focus groups for children at the camp. The questionnaire and the focus groups had both the same questions. Eight families took part of the first stage and all children who attended at the camp participated to the focus groups. The data was analysed using content analysis by categorizing data into themes and then classifying into bigger unities. Results and conclusions. Culture and food culture seems to be difficult concepts for both families and for children. The food culture in the families was described varying. The multi-culturality came up when doing ethnic food choices at home and in restaurants. Eating together was an important moment from perspective of both families and children. When eating together, the whole picture was important: every step from cooking to cleaning up was done together. From the perspective of food education camp, it is important to notice that eating together is a familiar moment to learn for children.
  • Mehto, Outi (2018)
    Objectives: Eating together, commensalism, has lately been a common subject in a public conversation. There are concerns about the disappearance of the habit of eating together. The discussion about disappearing includes also a longing for the past. The phenomenon of eating together has strong meaning nowadays: it was one of the main themes while Finland was celebrating 100 years in 2017. There are only few previous studies about the history of eating together in Finland. The main aim of this study is to find out, how of eating together is changed from the past to nowa- days and how it is seen in present day. Research questions are: · What kind of eating together is has been in Finland´s 100 years of independence? · What kind of experiences older people have about eating together? · How eating together is seen in Finland in the 2010s? Methods: The first dataset was collected through qualitative group interviews from six pen- sioners and the second dataset was collected from newspaper articles. The interviews were audiorecorded and transcribed into written form. The journal data were collected from Helsingin Sanomat between 1.1.2010-31.12.2016. The both datasets, the inter- views and written journal data, were analyzed with the qualitative content analysis. Results and conclusions: Interviewees had only a few memories about eating together in their childhood. Family ate together because it was practical. When interviewers lived family life with their own children they were appreciated family meals and tried to eat together with family. However, work and hobbies challenged the possibilities of eating together. Nowa- days, in older age, interviewees long for eating together. The data from newspaper articles reveals that eating together is comprehended as important, but endangered. Besides the wor- ries, there are new viewpoints, such as relaxing and getting people together to share the common meals. The results followed earlier studies about Finnish eating. Results showed finns appreciate eating together but at the same time they worried about losing it.