Choices of fat in Finland since the 1970s
Piia Jallinoja, Head of Research PhD (NCRC); Nina Kahma, PhD (NCRC) Satu Helakorpi, PhD (THL); Mari Niva, PhD (NCRC)

  • The study material consists of nationwide cross-sectional datacollected in postal surveys since 1978 among 15-64 year-olds (National Institute for Health and Welfare).
  • The study questions are: a) how have the choices of fat in foods changed in different population groups; b) have legislative changes, taxation or ”fat wars” affected the fat consumtion patterns and c) what are the attitudes towards fatty foods and perceptions of their helthiness in 2012 and 2013 and how are these attitudes and perceptions related to food choices?

‘Fat wars’ and public discourses of healthy eating in Finland
Johanna Mäkelä, PhD (University of Helsinki); Mikko Jauho, PhD (NCRC), Piia Jallinoja, PhD (NCRC)

  • The study material consists of a) articles in a major newspaper (Helsingin Sanomat) between 1978 – 2012 for a longitudial analysis of the variation in the public debate on nutritional and b) debates on fats in the internet forums in autumn 2010

At the intersection of the ideological and the personal: the making of (un)healthy bodies
Hannele Harjunen, PhD (University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy); Timo Aho (MSc) (University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy); Mari Niva, PhD (NCRC)

The problematics of weight. Dieting and weight control in everyday settings
Johanna Mäkelä, PhD (University of Helsinki); Mari Niva, PhD (NCRC); Hannele Harjunen, PhD (University of Jyväskylä); Piia Jallinoja, PhD (NCRC)



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