This dissertation provides an analysis of the environmental and climate-integrated dietary strategies of three municipalities in Denmark and Sweden and the challenges with the implementation of these. The analysis is premised on three lines of inquiry which combined allows for a nuanced insight into the structure and application of the strategies. The dissertation seeks to identify objectives, methods and rationale for the environmental and climate-friendly dietary strategies throughout. In addition, the dissertation examines how the management responsible for the change has worked in practice and the scope of the administrative management in the municipal settings for taking action. Finally, the extent to which the change management is supported by the national dietary associations in Sweden and Denmark is examined. The findings show that a number of supporting as well as challenging structures and mechanisms are in place in both the municipal and national settings. These challenges are particularly prevalent for the Danish municipality. Despite longer and wider environmental and climate integrated dietary efforts in the Swedish municipalities, the analysis also shows structural challenges here. For example, the Swedish municipalities are not meeting the local political goals for the dietary based CO2 emission. Following the analysis, the findings are discussed in relation to Giddens’ theoretical perspectives on levels of consciousness and global ethics. Furthermore, the results are contextualised within three frameworks on the health promoting setting theory, including the super setting theory and the green setting theory. To conclude, the results of the analysis are combined outlining how the three municipalities are seeking to change the dietary habits of their citizens and the practical challenges of this, before identifying areas for future research within the field.
|Uddannelser||Sundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jun. 2016|