Reconstructing Swedish Food Consumption from Hospital Diets after 1870
2004 (English)In: Ecology of Food and Nutrition, ISSN 0367-0244, Vol. 43, no 3, 149-179 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Food consumption is of great interest from an environmental point of view since different diets have a significant impact on space, water, and the use of other resources. This article studies the quantity and composition of food consumption in Sweden between 1870 and 2000. The primary material, consisting of historical hospital dietary regulations from 1871 to 1928, is introduced in detail and compared to other national investigations. The results show a distinctive increase in the consumption of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruits, with a parallel decrease in cereal and milk consumption. Strong regional patterns could be detected concerning the consumption of meat and fish. The data are compared to other national investigations and particularly to studies of German and Finnish food consumption in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 43, no 3, 149-179 p.
Food consumption, Sweden, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, hospital diet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13349DOI: 10.1080/03670240490446786OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13349DiVA: diva2:20409