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.

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.

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Other people connected to the group

  • Gobbo, Elisa

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MISTRA Sustainable consumption: The biggest research programme in Sweden on sustainable consumption 

Today it is relatively widely known that consumption in countries such as Sweden is not sustainable. A great deal of the environmental impact of Swedish consumption takes place abroad, in the countries where the goods are produced. At the same time, there is a shortage of research into what sustainable consumption really means and how we can convert towards this – as individuals, as companies, through civil society organisations and through politics. The goal of the research programme MISTRA Sustainable Consumption – from niche to mainstream is to contribute to the transition by means of increased knowledge of how sustainable consumption, which is at present practised by a few, can be scaled up and become more common. The focus is on the areas of food, holidays and home furnishings and fittings.

Read more about the research programme MISTRA  Sustainable Consumption.

Behavioral Disciplines and Activities Diet, Food, and Nutrition Early Medical Intervention Health Promotion Implementation Science Nutrition and Dietetics Obesity Occupational Health and Environmental Health Primary Prevention Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology School Health Services School Nursing Sustainable Development Show all
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