ProMeal - Prospects for promoting health and performance by school meals in Nordic countries

Schools are an important arena for public health actions that aim to prevent lifestyle-related diseases, promote good food habits, health and learning, and decrease differences in food habits and health related to socio-economic and ethnic differences.

This research project aims to determine whether school lunches improve the overall healthiness of children’s diets and learning conditions and explores the children’s main concerns regarding school lunches in a Nordic context.

The knowledge generated by the collaboration can be used to strengthen both practices and policies in a Nordic arena. The project will also help to develop innovative methodologies within educational research related to food and nutrition.

This project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, within the sub-project "Nutrition, Learning and Health" under the Nordic globalisation initiative "Health and Welfare".

Scientific Publications

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

Composition of School Meals in Sweden, Finland, and Iceland: Official Guidelines and Comparison With Practice and Availability

Journal Article published 2018-09-10 in Journal of School Health volume 88 issue 10
Research funded by NordForsk | Turku University Foundation
Authors: Ragnheidur Juniusdottir, Agneta Hörnell, Ingibjorg Gunnarsdottir, Hanna Lagstrom, Maria Waling, Cecilia Olsson, Sanna Talvia, Anna S. Olafsdottir.

Development and Validation of a Photographic Method to Use for Dietary Assessment in School Settings

Journal Article published 2016-10-06 in PLOS ONE volume 11 issue 10
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Anna S. Olafsdottir, Agneta Hörnell, Marlene Hedelin, Maria Waling, Ingibjörg Gunnarsdottir, Cecilia Olsson.
Facts about the project

Project number: 54761

Project leader

Agneta Hörnell, Umeå University, Sweden


Participating countries

Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden