Anna-Liisa Elorinne

Anna-Liisa Elorinne
University of Eastern Finland | UEF · School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

PhD

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Introduction
Anna-Liisa Elorinne currently works at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland. Anna-Liisa does research in Teacher Education and in Nutrition . Their current project is Reducing Food Waste through Sustainable Food Education.

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Kestävän ruokakasvatuksen tavoitteena on oppijoiden ruokakäyttäytymisen muutos kestävän kehityksen eri osa-alueilla. Tutkimustietoa siitä, millaisia menetelmiä opettajat käyttävät perusopetuksen ruokakasvatuksessa on niukasti. Tutkimuksessa tarkastellaan perusopetuksen opettajien ruokaan ja ruokahävikkiin liittyviä asenteita ja opettajien käyttämiä...
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When the amount of reactive oxygen species produced by human metabolism cannot be balanced by antioxidants, this phenomenon is commonly referred to as oxidative stress. It is hypothesised that diets with high amounts of plant food products may have a beneficial impact on oxidative stress status. However, few studies have examined whether a vegan di...
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Although studies highlight the role of education in sustainable Food Waste (FW) behaviors, few studies examine basic education pedagogies concerning FW. The present research explores Finnish comprehensive schoolteachersí food and FW attitudes, personal FW practices, and FW pedagogy - educational approach, learning environment, classroom actions, an...
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Introducing and increasing the use of insect-based foods as an alternative source of protein has recently aroused academic and commercial interest in Europe. In this research, we examined Finnish consumers’ intentions to consume insect-based foods in the near future. As a theoretical background we used Ajzen’s theory of planned behaviour (TPB), whe...
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Food, an emerging focus in the circular economy literature, plays an important but contradictory role while on holiday with positive personal experiences and negative sustainability consequences. Food waste, despite major and ongoing strides in sustainability research, remains an under-researched area across tourism, particularly by tourist househo...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess the socioscientific issue (SSI) method as a way of improving seventh graders’ nutrition know-how on dietary supplements (DS), and to describe how students experience learning nutritional issues through the SSI method. Design/methodology/approach Participants were seventh graders from three different...
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Background: Consumption of foods of insect origin is encouraged, since insect consumption is seen as one of the responses to the environmental impact of meat production. This study examines the attitude (A), subjective norm (SN), perceived behavioral control (PC), and food neophobia (FN) toward the consumption of foods of insect origin, as well as...
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Kotitaloudet tuottavat hyvinvointia, joka on tärkeää maahanmuuttajien kotoutumiselle. Sen vaatima jokapäiväinen vuorovaikutus kantaväestön kanssa on syytä pitää mukana kotouttamistoimissa.
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Background Educating children about medicines and medicine use is part of health education and is often seen as parents’ responsibility. However, to date, little research has been conducted on medicines education as provided in the home. Objective To explore (1) parents’ attitudes towards medicines, (2) medicines education practices in the home an...
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The purpose of this chapter is to describe home economics as both an academic discipline and a science. First, it provides insights into home economics education in the Finnish and Japanese contexts by giving examples of both cultures. Second, it reviews the previous research on improving the quality of learning in an academic context (i.e., in hig...
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Special diets are consumed as a treatment for diseases such as food allergies, diabetes, lactose intolerance, and coeliac disease. Lifestyle-related diets, such as vegetarian, weight-reducing, sports, bodybuilding, and low-carbohydrate diets, can also be called special diets. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of and reasons for spe...
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Adherents to a vegan diet experience their diet as more of an ideology than just a daily dietary practice. The aim of this study was to learn Finnish vegans’ underlying reasons for their dietary choices, and to learn about their experiences during the transition period. Compliance with a vegan diet and the meanings given to dietary choice by partic...
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Medicine education as part of health education aims to educate about rational medicine use: the right medicine taken in the right way at the right time for the right problem. Storage places of medicines are one issue discussed in medicine education. This participative observation research of Finnish households' (n = 10) medicine storage places was...
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Background: Vegetarian and vegan diets have become more popular among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have investigated the nutritional status of vegans, who may be at risk of nutritional deficiencies. Objective: To compare dietary intake and nutritional status of Finnish long-term vegans and non-vegetarians. Methods: Dietar...
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BACKGROUND: Vegetarian and vegan diets have become more popular among adolescents and young adults. However, few studies have investigated the nutritional status of vegans, who may be at risk of nutritional deficiencies. OBJECTIVE: To compare dietary intake and nutritional status of Finnish long-term vegans and non-vegetarians. METHODS: Die...
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Oxidative damage marker 8-OHdG in urine of vegetarians and omnivores Pertti Koivisto1, Kosonen A-L2 and Juha Laakso3 1Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Mustialankatu 3, 00790 Helsinki, Finland 2 Finnish Safety and Chemical Agency 3 national Institute of Health and Welfare Introduction Reactive oxygen species are harmful species but are form...
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In Finnish secondary schools, nutrition education is integrated mainly in home economics and health education lessons. The aim of this research was to describe the content and pedagogical style in food- and nutrition-related texts in secondary school textbooks. Textbooks are important learning tools in education in so far as they reflect current pe...
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Home Economics (HE) teachers can have a central role in teaching sustainable development (SD) to young adolescents through everyday household management and the promotion of personally and globally sustainable well-being. How well the teachers cope with this task is not well known. The objective of this study was to survey Finnish HE teachers' perc...
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We analyze the conceptions of 4248 teachers on Environment and GMO (Genetically Most of the differences between teachers' conceptions are observed inside each country. Some of them (related to preservation or utilization of Environment) significantly differentiate the 12 countries. Biology teachers have more knowledge on GMO and more opinions pro-G...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the construction of health knowledge in the Finnish national curriculum and recent Finnish health education textbooks, at primary and secondary levels of education. The authors examine the visual and textual content of the textbooks in an attempt to identify their pedagogical style and approach to h...
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The pathophysiology of fibromyalgia is not known. Its prevalence is approx 3 to 5%. Females are affected more often than males. • The most pathogenomic features are multiple bilateral tender points. The other symptoms include chronic pain, sleep disturbances, and fatigue, which may lead to psychological distress. • Fibromyalgia symptoms and time co...
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To study consumption of special diet (disease-related and non disease-related) among Finnish adolescents during 1979-2001. Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to nationally representative samples of 12- (except in 1979), 14-, 16-, and 18-year-olds in 1979, 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2001. The total number of respondents was 33998. The response r...
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Allium vegetables (onions, leeks, chives) and in particular garlic have been claimed to have health-promoting potential. This study was conducted to get insight into the perspectives for monitoring the intake of garlic by a biomarker approach. Chemically, the biomarker results from exposure to gamma-glutamyl-S-allyl-l-cysteine, which is first hydro...
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Plants are rich natural sources of antioxidants in addition to other nutrients. Interventions and cross sectional studies on subjects consuming uncooked vegan diet called living food (LF) have been carried out. We have clarified the efficacy of LF in rheumatoid diseases as an example of a health problem where inflammation is one of the main concern...
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Every day, vegetarians consume many carbohydrate-rich plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, cereals, pulses, and nuts. As a consequence, their diet contains more antioxidant vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene) and copper than that of omnivores. Intake of zinc is generally comparable to that by omnivores. However, the bioavailabi...
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The effect of a strict, low-salt, uncooked vegan diet rich in lactobacteria on symptoms in 18 fibromyalgia patients during and after a 3-month intervention period in an open, non-randomized controlled study was evaluated. As control 15 patients continued their omnivorous diet. The groups did not differ significantly from each other in the beginning...
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We have performed a number of studies including dietary interventions and cross-sectional studies on subjects consuming uncooked vegan food called living food (LF) and clarified the changes in several parameters related to health risk factors. LF consists of germinated seeds, cereals, sprouts, vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts. Some items are fe...
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We tested the effects of an uncooked vegan diet, rich in lactobacilli, in rheumatoid patients randomized into diet and control groups. The intervention group experienced subjective relief of rheumatic symptoms during intervention. A return to an omnivorous diet aggravated symptoms. Half of the patients experienced adverse effects (nausea, diarrhoea...
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Antioxidant status was investigated in 20 Finnish middle-aged female vegans and in one male vegan who were following a strict, uncooked vegan diet ("living food diet"), by means of a dietary survey and biochemical measurements (blood concentrations of vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, and the activities of the zinc/copper-dependent superoxide dis...
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1. In order to study the potential beneficial effects of a vegan diet, a cross-sectional study was performed and several biomarkers of chemoprevention were measured in a population of female 'living food' eaters ('vegans'; n = 20) vs matched omnivorous controls (n = 20). 2. White blood cells obtained from fresh blood samples were subjected to the s...
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Coumarin 7-hydroxylation was investigated in 21 Finnish vegans (20 females, one male) consuming a strict, uncooked vegan diet ("living food diet") and in their matched omnivorous controls, by means of an in vivo coumarin test. A capsule containing 5 mg of coumarin (Venalot) was taken after an overnight fast, and urine samples were collected before...
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Antioxidant status was investigated in 20 Finnish middle-aged female vegans and in one male vegan who were following a strict, uncooked vegan diet ("living food diet"), by means of a dietary survey and biochemical measurements (blood concentrations of vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, and the activities of the zinc/copper-dependent superoxide dis...
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The present study examined the vitamin B-12 status in long-term adherents of a strict uncooked vegan diet called the "living food diet." The study was comprised of two parts. In the cross-sectional part, the data on serum vitamin B-12 concentrations and dietary intakes in 21 (1 male, 20 females) long-term adherents (mean 5.2 y, range 0.7-14) of the...
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The dietary intake and urinary output of iodine and the thyroid activity was measured in 12 living food eaters (people consuming uncooked, Lactobacilli rich vegan food) and omnivores. Seven day food record was used for calculating the dietary iodine intake, instrumental neutron activation analysis for measuring the urinary iodine output and RIA for...
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High salt intake is a risk factor for essential hypertension in man. There is evidence that, in hypertension, intracellular sodium content and univalent cation transport across erythrocyte membranes are changed. It has been proposed that a low-sodium diet has an antihypertensive effect; this may be related to changes in cation fluxes across plasma...
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Dietary intake data of 43 Finnish rheumatoid arthritis patients were collected using 7-day food records. The subjects were randomized into a control and a vegan diet groups, consisting of 22 and 21 subjects, respectively. The subjects in the vegan diet group received an uncooked vegan diet ('living food') for 3 months, and they were tutored daily b...

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The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of sustainable food education (SFE) intervention on participants’ (school pupils, age14-15, and their parents and households) intentions and practices in order to reduce food waste (FW). The specific objectives of the proposed research are to 1) Deepen our understanding of the pedagogy of SFE regarding FW in schools, 2) Investigate the effectiveness of the participatory SFE programme in influencing pupil and household FW behaviour, and 3) Identify and examine the factors affecting the generation and prevention of FW at the household level, especially reverse consumer socialization.
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Promote nutritional well-being through education and creating sustainable communities in everyday life.