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McKioto – Biocultural diversity, climate relevance and the health impacts of young people´s eating habits in Vienna (Austria)

Title OriginalMcKioto - Biokulturelle Vielfalt, Klimarelevanz und Gesundheitsauswirkungen jugendlicher Esskultur

The study aimed to explore children's eating habits in the context of biocultural background based on participatory research. Under the guidance of academics school students from two year 8 classes (age: 13 to 14) in two different Viennese schools, investigated their nutritional behavior and that of all scholars in their schools in 2013. As research methods food diaries, 24-hour recall, focus groups and photo documentation were used. Based on these introductionary methods the scholars developed a semi-structured questionnaire to survey scholars in both schools. The pupils consider their climate-impact of their eating habits and get in contact with issues of sustainable consumption patterns. It was shown that the inclusion of school students in the research process allow new and valid insights to be gained into young people's eating behavior.

Financing/ Donor

Ein Projekt durchgeführt im Rahmen des Förderprogramms Sparkling Science, gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW)

Project partners
  • Universität für Bodenkultur – Department für nach-haltige Agrarsysteme
  • FiBL Österreich
  • gutessen consulting
  • PH Wien
  • 2 Wiener Schulen
FiBL project leader/ contact
Role of FiBL

Project partner

Research area
  • Climate protection (Austria)
  • Sustainable Food Systems (Austria)
Date modified 20.02.2020