Reduction of Food Wasting – Attitude and Activities of Senior Households

Author: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia


Brief Summary

It is a truism to say that wasting food is an extremely important problem these days. The aim of the article is to define the attitudes and behaviours of seniors towards this problem. The framework was developed with the use of qualitative methodology.

Individual in-depth interviews were used as the research method. The study was conducted in Poland, Croatia and the Czech Republic with 16 seniors. The study shows that seniors are aware of the phenomenon of food waste.

Seniors declare that they are trying not to waste food and suggest several ways to prevent food waste. The study contributes and expands the knowledge about food waste of old people in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Responsible consumption among seniors

Project No.: 2022-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000085169

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.