FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on food and nutrition.

There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset. Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets on the subject on Aila.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

FSD2953 Culture and Leisure in Finland 2007
The study charted the culture and leisure time activities of Finnish people, and one section charted the respondents' frequency of dining out and the kinds of restaurants, dishes and drinks they preferred.

FSD2098 Turku Polytechnic Student Health Survey 2000
The health survey of polytechnic students in Turku charted the respondents' health, and factors influencing their health, including their diet and eating habits.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on food and nutrition should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.