Enjoy! Enhancing Meals in the Swedish Public Sector

Hospitals, social, and elderly care play an important role in Swedish welfare

Cecilia Magnusson Sporre; Inger M Jonsson; Marianne Pipping Ekström

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • Hospitals, social, and elderly care play an important role in Swedish welfare
  • The aim was to study a discernible shift towards enjoyment in the approach to public meals
  • The method is qualitative, with data from functional texts related to the public meal sector in Sweden, using the Five Aspects Meal Model/FAMM as a qualitative framework used by dietitians to add soft values in the public catering sector to the average nutritional values
  • The result is described in terms of important meal situations: new values, hospitality and service, environment, experience, and food quality as related to how and in which way to make changes
  • The question of public meals is important in an international view with elderly and multicultural populations

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