Ingrid Ute Leonhäuser

Ingrid Ute Leonhäuser
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | JLU · Center for International Development and Environmental Research - ZEU

Professor and Doctor of Oecotrophology

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September 1990 - April 2014
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Research Projects on Nutrition and Consumer Behaviour, Behavioral Oriented Counselling Methods, International Development Co-Operation: Nutrition Security and Nutrition Education

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Publications (73)
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This article is an attempt to provide an exhaustive review of governmental policy documents for rural and mountain development in Georgia in the context of the local tourism supply chain (LTSC). Mainly, we examine to what extent policy-makers recognize the importance of the interconnectedness between tourism and other economic sectors. The study em...
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In two remote regions in the Caucasus (Georgia), the tourism sector gains importance as a source of income. Based on the theory of planned behaviour ( Ajzen, 1991 ), a structural equation model was applied to explore the factors that determine the intentions of private households to enhance their activities in the tourism sector. The strongest infl...
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As in many transition countries, also in Georgia rural urban migration as well as migration from the agricultural sector takes place. This also applies to the Kazbegi district, a mountainous region in the Greater Caucasus of Georgia. The main activity in the district is subsistence farming, while only a few agricultural producers are commercially a...
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The private households in rural parts of Georgia suffer from low income and few possibilities of generating monetary income are available. The interdisciplinary research project AMIES aims at fostering sustainable land use and quality of life. Using data from the household survey that was conducted within the research project in summer 2011, the cu...
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Employed mothers in Germany still struggle to balance family and career due to an insufficient provision of care facilities with nutritional care services for infants and school-aged children. Our study focuses on the different concepts mothers apply to manage everyday life food routines. A mixed method approach of quantitative and qualitative data...
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Eine Ernährungsberatung ist in Ergänzung zur therapeutischen Behandlung von Patienten zu sehen, da sie eine Verhaltensänderung zum Ziel hat. Für die Ernährungsberatung ist daher neben der fachwissenschaftlichen eine methodische Ausbildung erforderlich.
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This paper seeks to assess the degree of crop diversity and the factors influencing the level of crop diversity among the farm households in the dry land sector of Sudan. The primary data was collected from 200 farm households using structured questionnaire during 2008/09 season. The Shannon index (H') was applied to measure the degree of crop dive...
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The food consumption patterns varies among the regions and population. The goal of this paper is to determine the dietary food consumption patterns for the rural farm househol Sudan. A sample of 200 farm households was selected randomly from three localities in North Kordofan State. The primary data was collected using food frequency questionnaire...
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One main focus of the section “nutrition security” of the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) of Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, is the analysis of the causes and effects of food insecurity and of deficiency and malnutrition in developing and transforming countries and also of poverty groups in wester...
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Declining crop productivity and farm income in Sudan are forced the rural households to adopt various coping mechanisms in order to mitigate the effect of food insecurity. This paper aims to analyze the farm households coping strategies and the factors influencing food consumption gap. The primary data was collected from three localities in North K...
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Political Strategy for Food Labelling Joint Statement of the Scientific Advisory Boards on Consumer and Food Policy and on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Minisity of Food. Agriculture and Consumer Protection September 2011 Consumers in modern consumer societies are confronted with an abundance of largely similar products, especially in the food...
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In 2007, German nutritional labelling was extended with the Guideline Daily Amount-Iabelling (GDA), in order to provide informative and objective nutritional Information on food prod- ucts. The study was planned to investigate how consumers from age SO perceive, understand, use and consider the extended GDA Information on nutrition. The study integ...
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In Deutschland sind gegenwärtig in 44 Prozent aller Familienhaushalte beide Partner berufstätig (Statistisches Bundesamt 2006). Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt sich die Frage, wie die täglich wiederkehrende Anforderung der Ernährungsversorgung von Eltern und Kindern zwischen privatem und öffentlichem Raum heutzutage bewältigt wird. Es zeigt sich, das...
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Erwerbstätigkeit ist heute fester Bestandteil der Biographie vieler Frauen. In Deutschland waren 2005 57 Prozent aller Mütter erwerbstätig (Statistisches Bundesamt 2006a). Die Koordinierung von Berufstätigkeit, Haushalts- und Familienarbeit macht Zeit zu einer knappen Ressource im Lebensalltag von berufstätigen Müttern. Insbesondere der häusliche E...
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1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Measuring food security in the developing countries is very important. Although, it's costly assessment of both incidence and severity of food insecurity is necessary. Food security is defined as " people having at all times physical, social and economics access to enough food which meet their dietary needs and food p...
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Essen und Trinken sind in vielfältiger Weise in unser Alltagshandeln eingebunden. Die Nahrungsaufnahme ist lebensnotwendiger Bestandteil unserer Daseinsvorsorge, das Ernährungsverhalten hingegen ist eine in Sozialisations-prozessen erlernte Handlung, die vielfach routine- und gewohnheitsmäßig ausgeübt wird (v. Schweitzer 2006, 1991; Barlösius 1999;...
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Wie bereits dargelegt, ist die Thematik der familialen Ernährungsversorgung in Deutschland bis jetzt nur unzureichend erforscht. Die wenigen empirischen Untersuchungen zum Thema Mahlzeitenmuster und Esskultur von Privathaushalten in Deutschland konstatieren dabei zwei entgegen gesetzte Trends: Zum einen handelt es sich dabei um Befunde, die Thesen...
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Die vorliegende Studie leistet einen erkennbaren Beitrag zur Entwicklung einer stringenten, sozialwissenschaftlich begründeten Ernährungsforschung und weist dezidiert nach, dass es sich bei der familialen Ernährungsversorgung zwischen privatem und öffentlichem Raum um eine komplexe Herstellungsleistung der Familienmitglieder, vor allem der Mütter,...
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Im Fokus des Projektes und damit auch des vorliegenden Buches steht der Essalltag in Familienhaushalten von erwerbstätigen Müttern. In Deutschland sind in 51% aller Familienhaushalte beide Partner berufstätig (Statistisches Bundesamt 2006). Dies prägt einerseits maßgeblich die materiellen Ressourcen eines Haushalts, da zwei Einkommensbezieher zum H...
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Die Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf wird im Zusammenhang mit der Erwerbstätigkeit von Müttern vielfach diskutiert; eine umfassende Auseinandersetzung mit der Ernährungsversorgung in Familienhaushalten fehlt jedoch bislang. Insbesondere zu den Auswirkungen der mütterlichen Erwerbstätigkeit auf die Zeit, die zur Bewerkstelligung der Ernährungsver...
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In der quantitativen Forschung sind die klassischen Gütekriterien Objektivität, Reliabilität und Validität etabliert. Dagegen besteht in der qualitativen Forschung zur Frage nach Gütekriterien wenig Einigkeit (Steinke 2004, S. 9). Trotz zahlreicher Vorschläge51 existiert kein Konsens, welche Minimalstandards in der qualitativen Forschung einzuhalte...
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Vor dem Hintergrund des ökotrophologisch angelegten theoretischen und forschungspraktisch-methodologischen Rahmens belegen die bisher vorgestellten Befunde zur Ernährungsversorgung ein breites Spektrum an Essalltagsmodalitäten, Beköstigungspraktiken und Werthaltungen in den untersuchten Familienhaushalten. Vereinfachende Generalisierungen und Bewer...
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Background. In Germany, the number of children living in poverty has increased during recent years. This study sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment, Public Health, and Consumer Protection aims to analyse differences in health and nutrition behaviour, nutrition, and health status related to socioeconomic status (SES) of fourt...
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Due to the increasing proportion of the elderly in the European Union knowledge of health and nutritional status has to be complemented by studies focused on food preferences and health behavior. A comprehensive literature review has been conducted. The state of the art documents a gap in understanding why differences exist between food knowledge,...
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Although women constitute about half of the Bangladesh population, their social status especially in rural areas remains very low. Rural women belong to the most deprived section of the society facing adverse conditions in terms of social oppression and economic inequality, a visible majority of them being extremely poor. Considering this scenario,...
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In the early 1960s the occurrence of coronary heart diseases and cancer in Mediterranean countries was much lower than in other industrialised countries. The life expectancy of the Mediterranean population was higher, although medical care did not meet western standards. Studies showed that those findings were due to the Mediterranean diet and life...
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Poverty is an important issue, not only in developing countries but also in industrialised societies. In 1999 15% of the European population have been in risk of poverty and the number of people living in poverty in Germany continues to increase. As poverty concerns all aspects of life, it influences health, well-being and the nutrition of the peop...
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The uncertainty of consumers is strongly discussed in public and in scientific research. Whenever one part in the chain of food supply breaks, consumers request: "What still can we eat?" Food uncertainty exists in all industrialised countries concerning the quality and the safety of food. What is uncertainty? Can uncertainty be interpreted as a phe...
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I am greatly honoured by the invitation to present my paper about "women's role in the context of coping with everyday life: challenges for public and privacy in Germany". This is a visionary symposium focussed on "family life culture in a gender equal society". To my knowledge no other group within the International Federation of Home Economics ha...
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In der aktuellen öffentlichen Armutsdiskussion werden die Zusammenhänge von Armut, Ernährung und Gesundheit so gut wie kaum thematisiert. Die für Problemstellungen und Fragen der Ernährung und Gesundheit verantwortlichen Disziplinen der Ernährungswissenschaft und Gesundheitsforschung haben zunächst unabhängig voneinander damit begonnen, sich damit...
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In the recent public discussion about poverty the relationship between poverty, nutrition and health is neglected. The disciplines within the nutritional sciences and public health research, which deal with problems and questions concerning nutrition and health started to concern themselves with this topic each by themselves. Since the congress "Po...
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The DAta Food NEtworking (DAFNE) initiative was conceived in the 1980s and aims at using data already collected in the context of household budget surveys (HBSs) for the assessment of dietary patterns across Europe. HBSs are country-representative surveys conducted, with similar methodology, at regular time intervals by the National Statistical Off...
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To identify, quantify and depict variation of food habits in Europe, using data from the DAFNE (DAta Food NEtworking) databank. Household budget survey data of 12 European countries, namely Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, around 1990. Data from the DAFNE databank...
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Recasting the role of fruit and vegetables (F&V) in the diet, and planning national and international campaigns to enhance their consumption are major public health service objectives. The present study seeks to describe F&V availability patterns in ten European countries and examine compliance with current recommendations. The mean and median F&V...
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Recasting the role of fruit and vegetables (F&V) in the diet, and planning national and international campaigns to enhance their consumption are major public health service objectives. The present study seeks to describe F&V availability patterns in ten European countries and examine compliance with current recommendations. The mean and median F&V...
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There are many sources of data in Germany concerning food availability or intake. Such sources range from agricultural statistics, household budget food data by the National Statistical Office to the specifically designed National Nutrition Survey and Risk Factors Analysis. These are different types of data. Statistic data allow a rough estimation...
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Idea and concept of Public Health Nutrition base on the principles of Public Health which have been established in the United States as well as in some European countries in the fields of science, politics and practise. The Federal Republic of Germany for some time now offers additional courses of a study dealing with Public Health. However, the sp...
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We have undertaken a study to examine whether Household Budget Survey (HBS)-derived nutritional patterns are related to mortality from diseases with strong nutritional components, namely coronary heart disease, colorectal cancer and cancer of the female breast. Ecological correlation study. In the context of the Data Food Networking projects of the...
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Objective: We have undertaken a study to examine whether Household Budget Survey (HBS)-derived nutritional patterns are related to mortality from diseases with strong nutritional components, namely coronary heart disease, colorectal cancer and cancer of the female breast.Design: Ecological correlation study. In the context of the Data Food Networki...
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The relative dialysability of magnesium in a number of different inorganic and organic magnesium-containing compounds from ten commercially available products was investigated using an in vitro method. Reference values were provided by tests carried out in parallel using comparable quantities of pure magnesium compounds, as contained in the product...
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For prevention and therapy of overweight the joined effort of physicians and nutritional consultants is suggested to be the most effective approach. To develop a model of cooperation, the present situation of communication has been analyzed by questioning 57 overweight volunteers (by questionnaire), 34 physicians (both by questionnaire and intervie...
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Tagtäglich können wir an uns selbst beobachten, daß Essen und Trinken in der Regel mehr bedeutet als das bloße Stillen von Hunger und Durst. Mit Essen und Trinken verbinden die Menschen einerseits Genuß, Gesundheit, Wohlbefinden, andererseits aber auch Risikoverhalten und Krankheit. Essen und Trinken hat auch einen starken kommunikativen Charakter,...
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With farm household data from Western Kenya, the major objective of the research was to examine the interlinks between cash crops, food crops, food security and smallholder farms in a region characterised by continuous decline and subdivision of farm size. The data comprising of two equal groups of both tea farmers and non-tea farmers from 2007 pro...
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Die demographische Entwicklung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in anderen westlichen Industrieländern erfordert es, sich in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Ernährungsforschung mit dem Ess- und Trinkverhalten im Zuge des Alterungsprozesses auseinander zu setzen. Damit ist das Forschungsziel verbunden, Erkenntnisse zur Gestaltung des Alltags zu ge...
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Armut, unsichere Ernährung und HIV/AIDS zählen nicht nur weltweit sondern gerade auch in Afrika zu den drängendsten sozialen Problemen. Von den 6 Milliarden Menschen auf der Erde leben 2,8 Milliarden – also fast die Hälfte – von weniger als 2 US-Dollar pro Tag. 1,2 Milliarden Menschen, also ein Fünftel der Weltbevölkerung, verfügen über weniger als...

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