CARROTS AND APPLES ON TOP AS SWEDISH PUPILS HELP SCIENTISTS MAP THEIR EATING HABITS

Press release 29 May 2015.

Swedish children and teenagers are pretty diligent at eating fruit and vegetables, according to the results of a mass experiment organised as part of Researchers’ Night. In the Vegetable Experiment, scientists at the Swedish National Food Agency enlisted the help of over 5500 pupils, who acted as research assistants for a day. Carrots and apples top the list of most eaten vegetables and fruit.

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Morot att medverka i riktig forskning – 5 500 elever hjälpte forskare kartlägga matvanor

Svenska barn och ungdomar är ganska flitiga frukt- och grönsaksätare. Det visar resultaten från ForskarFredags massexperiment 2014, Grönsaksförsöket. I experimentet fick forskare på Livsmedelsverket hjälp av mer än 5 500 elever som agerade forskningsassistenter för en dag. Morot och äpple toppar listorna över mest ätna grönsak respektive frukt.

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Swedish children to help climate scientists by burying tea bags

Press release 9 February 2015.

Is it possible to read the future in tea leaves? This is what scientists at Umeå University are hoping to find out and they are now looking for school classes across Sweden to participate in a mass experiment that will help to inform climate change research. The so-called ‘Tea Bag Experiment’ is part of the European science festival, Researchers’ Night.

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