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About me

I am a nutritionist with a focus on sustainable food habits.

Before I became a PhD student I was a course leader and teacher at several universities, lecturing in nutrition, public health and sustainable eating habits. A course that is especially dear to me is "Environment and Nutrition from an Individual to a Global Perspective", which I was part of creating.

Working with Klimatmat (Swedish for ‘climate food’) I have created climate pyramids, reviewed recipes and written comments to cookbooks, as well as lectured on the environmental impact of food consumption. I have worked at the Swedish National Food Agency with the Swedish national food database and the national food survey. I have also experience as a research assistant at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Karolinska Institutet.

My main supervisor is Katarina Bälter, associate professor at Karolinska Institutet. My co-supervisors are Fredrik Hedenus, assistant professor at Chalmers University of Technology, and Arvid Sjölander, associate professor at Karolinska Institutet.

Education

M.Sc. in nutrition from Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University.

Research description

My research is about nutrient intake and adherence to nutrient recommendations for persons with small and large carbon footprint from diet, respectively.

I have mainly worked with three studies as a PhD student:

1) Validation of the assessment of diet-related greenhouse gas emissions by the questionnaire Meal-Q. The article “Diet-related greenhouse gas emissions assessed by a food frequency questionnaire and validated using 7-day weighed food records” can be found further down the page under Publications.

2) Intake of selected nutrients and adherence to nutrient recommendations in the pilot of the LifeGene study, for participants with low and high diet-related greenhouse gas emissions. Food habits were assessed by the questionnaire Meal-Q. The article ”Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? - Analyses of self-selected diets in the LifeGene study” can be found further down the page under Publications.

3) Intake of all nutrients and adherence to nutrient recommendations in the Swedish National Food Survey “Riksmaten vuxna 2010-11”, for participants with low and high diet-related greenhouse gas emissions. Food habits were assessed by 4-day food records (food diaries). The article “Adherence to dietary recommendations for Swedish adults across categories of greenhouse gas emissions from food” can be found further down the page under Publications.

In these studies, each food item the participants have consumed has been linked to data on greenhouse gas emissions, from life cycle assessment (LCA) studies.

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