Captive Foodscape Studies
CapFoodS is the meeting place for Captive Foodscape Studies community. It contains news, events and other important information in the growing field of Captive Foodscape Studies (CFS) Foodscape studies is a growing area of research among scientists engaged in the study of foodways and it claims to be offering a well suited conceptual foundation that can be used to accommodate the holistic approach that is needed to understand the complex social interactions taking place in relation to eating in an early age in preschool.
According to Adema (2007) foodscapes consists of cultural, economic, historical, personal, political and social landscapes that are related through food. Adema points to the ability of the notion of foodscapes to be able to describe relationships between people, food and surroundings (Adema, 2009). Foodscapes in institutional setting can be referred to as ‘captive foodscapes’ to illustrate the special importance of places where we eat frequently in “captive” daily life, such as schools, preschools and institutions (Mikkelsen, 2011; Mikkelsen 2014; Torralba & Guidalli, 2014). These foodscapes can be assumed to be of special dietary importance due to the high frequency of eating there.
The idea of foodscapes is further inspired by Gibson’s notion of affordances (1986). Affordances are the action possibilities that the environment offer and that comes into play through the perception of individuals. In this case the foodscape of the preschool can be argued to hold possibilities for promoting healthy eating as well as for creation of food literacy through both the foodservice and the learning potentials latent in the preschool environment. These possibilities exist in relation to the agents and as a result are dependent on the agents’ ability and willingness to recognize these capabilities.
Richfields and Latvian researchers meet to discuss
See some impressions, pics and slides from meeting on Latvian participation in the FNHRI initiative
Aalborg and Wageningen university partner presents its latest insight from Richfields design study
The EU High level meeting on Food2030 is hosted at the Agrarian University of Plovdiv under the Bulgarian EU presidency.
Nordic and European food scientists and nutritionists meet in Oslo
A Research Infrastructure for Food, Nutrition & Health? In Norway in Europe or in both? Department of Nutrition at University of Oslo hosts international workshop
And which city tastes the best?
How will my city become THE one and only eating city in the world?
Update you self on the new digital tools in this 3 day course
Want to know more about the potentials of applying data created by consumers, at SoMe as well as those created by businesses in consumer, behavioural, food and health studies?
Presentations and summaries from spring 2018 conference is now online
What are the challenges related to nutrition, eating and wellbeing in ageing societies.
Can you teach food literacy using a simple and low-cost Aquaponics in a biology class?
And at the same time create science literacy around the STEM principles?
XAMK and AAU mini workshop on Smart Food Labs and Integrated Food Studies
The Smart Aalborg Labs are increasingly attracting attention. A Finnish delegation visits AAU for a mini workshop and Lab tour
And the winner is ............
New AAU food & sociology research on Nudging and Food takes the prize for best paper at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires
Does it Take Tech To Tango?
Does it Take Tech To Tango? Probably not. But future research in the food and nutrition area is expected to be dependent on smart technology and well connected research infrastructures.
Hospital & Nursing Home
Kindergarten & schools
Frida - Lunch scheme arrangements in daycare facilities
EuroHPU - European Health Promoting Universities
EVIUS - Evaluating free school meals (in danish)
Undurn - New Nordic Food for Youth at School (in danish)
LOMA - Local food strategies for children and youth in public institutions
Breakfast club in vocational schools (in danish)
Farm2School Collaboration - Fostering Food Literacy
Periscope - Healthier Kindergartens (in danish)
OMIC - Research & evaluation (in danish)
Local food at school (in danish)
Food for work (in danish)
DAGMAR - The Learning Preschool Foodscape (in danish)