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Kristine Engebretsen Illøkken

PhD Research Fellow

Currently a PhD student investigating school meals and school outcomes. Further research interests include dietary habits among youth and social inequalities. I am a member of 'Lifecourse Nutrition', a research center at the University (https://www.uia.no/en/research/priority-research-centres/lifecourse-nutrition) and a member of PhD programme committee for the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences.

I have Masters degree in Public Health Science and a Bachelors degree in Food, Nutrition and Culture. My previous work experience is related to social work and public health, as well as in the University adminsitration (Admissions office). 

Research interests

School meal 

Social inequalities in diet

Selected publications

Kristine E. Illøkken, Berit Johannessen, Mary E. Barker, Polly Hardy-Johnson, Nina Cecilie Øverby, Frøydis Nordgård Vik. Free school meals as an opportunity to target social equality, healthy eating, and school functioning: experiences from students and teachers in Norway (2021). Food & Nutrition Research, doi: https://doi.org/10.29219/fnr.v65.7702

Kristine E. Illøkken, Elling Bere, Nina C. Øverby, Frøydis N. Vik. Results of a 6 months’ intervention study on school meal habits in Norwegian 10-12-year-old children (Scand J Public Health. 2017 Jul;45(5):485-491. doi: 10.1177/1403494817704108. Epub 2017 May 31)

General outreach

Slik får man barna til å spise opp nistematen (How can we influence children to eat their packed meals? Only in Norwegian): https://www.nrk.no/sorlandet/slik-far-man-barna-til-a-spise-opp-hele-matpakka-1.15123072

Scientific publications

  • Illøkken, Kristine Engebretsen; Johannessen, Berit; Barker, Mary; Hardy-Johnson, Polly; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2021). Free school meals as an opportunity to target social equality, healthy eating, and school functioning: experiences from students and teachers in Norway. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 65doi:https://doi.org/10.29219/fnr.v65.7702.
  • Illøkken, Kristine Engebretsen; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Johannessen, Berit; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2021). Possible effects of a free school meal on school environment: The School Meal Intervention in Norway. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education. ISSN: 1029-5968. 25 (1).
  • Illøkken, Kristine Engebretsen; Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Høiland, Renate; Petersson, Kirsten Helene Olstad; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2017). Intervention study on school meal habits in Norwegian 10-12-year-old children. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN: 1403-4948. 45 (5). s 485 - 491. doi:10.1177/1403494817704108.
  • Illøkken, Kristine Engebretsen (2021). Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS): I hvor stor grad kan resultatene fra PIRLS 2016 si noe om sammenhengen mellom 1) opplevd sultenhet 2) opplevd trøtthet 3) frokostspising og leseevne blant finske, danske, norske og svenske skolebarn?.
  • Illøkken, Kristine Engebretsen (2020). Nistepakka på skolen.
  • Illøkken, Kristine Engebretsen (2020). "Barn påvirkes av sunne matvaner".

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