Community nutrition and physical activity (CoNPA) – Liselotte Schäfer Elinder's research group

Dietary habits and physical activity are among the most important determinants of health and well-being. An unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle greatly increase the risk for chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and premature death. Improving dietary habits and physical activity can contribute to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Core activities

Latest research and activities

Research areas

  • Epidemiological studies of dietary habits and physical activity and their determinants, in relation to health outcomes.
  • Multidisciplinary research on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote healthy and sustainable eating habits, physical activity and prevent obesity and chronic diseases.
  • Commissioned assignments from external partners within the groups research competence.
CONPA Research group having a coffee
CONPA Research group. Photo: Liselotte Schäfer Elinder.


Selected publications

Members and contact

Group leader

All members of the group