The NAFS Workshop was held by Stockholm Business School (SBS) at Kräftriket, Stockholm University. The theme was ”Food Culture Carrier of All Times; Children and adolescent’s relations to food and meals”. Some ten NAFS members from Sweden and Norway gathered for a day of discussions that continued in the evening at the restaurant Babette in Stockholm.

Key note speaker was PhD Elisabeth von Essen PhD, Landscape Planning at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden. She made a presentation of her research under the title “Food's role as the existence and relationship in young adults' quest for mental health". For young adults a conscious relationship to food has become increasingly important as a strategy to achieve physical health, well-being and resilience, so-called "Psychological prosperity”. No discussion which focus on the memory of our childhood and how we can remember our history with the help of food, is complete without Marcel Proust, French butter cookies (Madeleines) and tea of lime-tree flowers. Theresa Digerfeldt read the well known lines in French and Swedish from the book during our afternoon Proust tea break.

Below are some photos from the workshop.

Key note speaker: PhD Elisabeth von Essen
Key note speaker: PhD Elisabeth von Essen.
Theresa Digerfeldt read Marcel Proust, and participants enjoyed French butter cookies (Madeleines) and drank tea made with lime-tree flowers.
Theresa Digerfeldt read Marcel Proust while the participants enjoyed French butter cookies (Madeleines) and drank tea made with lime-tree flowers.
As the work shop coincided with the release of 2015’s Beaujolais Noveau we continued the interesting discussions at the French restaurant Babette in Stockholm.
As the work shop coincided with the release of 2015’s Beaujolais Noveau NAFS continued the interesting discussions at the French restaurant Babette in Stockholm.