Food and Consumer, 5 cr

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    14.05.2018 - 20.06.2018
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    09.04.2018 - 29.04.2018
    MZMA0110 Palvelun perusteet
MZMA0112 Restonomin toimintaympäristö
MMPG1000 Food Culture
    Student knows and understands the main factors affecting food consumption in different situations. He is familiar with alternative food networks (AFN)/urban food systems. He is familiar with international and local channels and organizations in food chain to communicate with consumer and knows how to use them. Student has the knowledge to run a qualitative research.
    In this course we take the perspective of consumers into food sector. Factors affecting consumer behavior in food consuming. We discuss about different trends in food consumption and nutrition. Food as an experience and lifestyle for consumer and how medias affects it. Global and local perspective how consumer affects the food chain. Get familiar with the organizations and channels available for consumer research and information.
    Lectures, group works, independent study based on experimental learning pedagogy.
    Sage Colin, Environment and food, Devon. 2012
Guptill Amy, Food & society: principles and paradoxes. 2013.
Halkier Bente, Consumption challenges: food in medialized everyday lives. 2010.

EU Asetus 1169/2011. Euroopan parlamentin ja neuvoston asetus (EU) N:o 1169/ 2011 elintarviketietojen antamisesta kuluttajille. Euroopan virallinen lehti 22.11.2011

FAO, 2010. Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity. Directions and solutions for policy, research and action. Eds. B. Burlingame & S. Dernini. Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division, FAO.

Links and articles in Optima.
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