Manoeuvring between regulations to achieve locally accepted results : analysis of school meals in Latvia and Finland
Grivins, M., Tisenkopfs, T., Tikka, V., & Silvasti, T. (2018). Manoeuvring between regulations to achieve locally accepted results : analysis of school meals in Latvia and Finland. Food Security, 10(6), 1389-1400. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-018-0856-6
Published inFood Security
© The Author(s) 2018.
Rather than having a consistent food policy, countries often tend to regulate food from the margins of other policy domains such as agricultural, environmental, welfare or educational policies. Regulatory interventions perceive food as an instrument rather than a domain with its own specific set of policy issues and view food provision as an activity to achieve certain economic, social and environmental objectives. This fragments the food policy into disintegrated points of interventions from various policy areas and leaves unregulated voids that can be exploited either to improve or to reduce the effectiveness of the interventions. This article explores interlinkages between fragmented policies and regulations to offer a conceptual model linking regulated elements of the food system. The research is a multiple case study consisting of three cases: one Finnish and two Latvian. The aim of the study is 1) to expose the variety of perspectives used to set regulations for school meals and 2) to analyse how these regulations are aligned by the actors implementing them. The empirical data is composed of literature, regulatory documents, interviews, scenario workshops and media data. The results indicate that the key perspectives used to set regulatory interventions in both countries are entitlements, health and environment. However, actors implementing regulations have remarkable space for interpretation and manoeuvring. ...
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Related funder(s)European Commission
Funding program(s)FP7 (EU's 7th Framework Programme)
The content of the publication reflects only the author’s view. The funder is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
Additional information about fundingThe research was carried out in the framework of TRANSMANGO and funded by the European Union’s FP7 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 613532.
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Pulkkinen, Jonna; Rautopuro, Juhani (Elsevier, 2022)In the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the key knowledge and skills needed in modern society are assessed. So far, however, little is known on the relationship between PISA performance and school ...
Off on the wrong foot : Task avoidance at the outset of primary school anticipates academic difficulties and declining peer acceptance Laursen, Brett; Richmond, Ashley; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija (Taylor & Francis, 2022)The present study examined the academic antecedents of declining peer social status. Participants included 545 (311 boys, 234 girls) Finnish students followed from the 1st through the 4th grade (ages 6–8 at outset). Each ...
The context of second foreign languages in Swedish secondary schools : results of a questionnaire to school leaders Granfeldt, Jonas; Sayehli, Susan; Ågren, Malin (University of Jyväskylä, Centre for Applied Language Studies, 2019)This article reports the results of a survey focusing on the educational context of second foreign languages (SFL) to which 147 Swedish secondary school leaders responded. The study aims to provide a picture of how SFLs ...
Attitudes towards biometric authentication technologies between cultures : acceptance in Finland And Brazil Liljander, Akseli (2019)Biometrinen todennus hyödyntää käyttäjän fyysisiä ominaisuuksia, kuten sormenjälkeä tai silmää. Biometristä tunnistetta ei tarvitse muistaa, eikä sitä voi unohtaa tai varastaa. Uudenlaiset ongelmat ja uhat kuitenkin ...
Kähkönen, Hilla (2023)Suomessa kouluruokailu on järjestetty kansainvälisesti vertailtua ainutlaatuisella tavalla. Kouluruoka on ollut kaikille lapsille maksutonta jo 75 vuoden ajan. Kaikille tarjottavalla päivittäisellä aterialla on voitu näin ...