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Nina Cecilie Øverby

Professor

Leader of the Priority Research Centre on Lifecourse Nutrition

 
Office:
IU020 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

My main research focus is nutrition in early phases of life ranging from preconception, through pregnancy, childhood and adolescence in relation to health outcomes. Assessing dietary intake, developing interventions to improve diet of mother, child and adolescent in different settings as school and kindergarten, and investigating associations between intake and health and learning outcomes are core activities in my research and in the Priority Research Centre of Life Course Nutrition, which I lead. This Centre has in addition several research approaches to school meal, school food , the school subject Food and Health, and sustainability. I

Short video introducing my research:

https://video.uia.no/media/t/0_1yxf3cpo/35971

 

Academic interests

Maternal and child nutrition

Diet in infancy and childhood

Dietary assessment methods

Food neophobia

Food variety

Pleasure of eating

Healthy and sustainable diet

Food parenting

Social inequalities and diet

Cooking and health

Changing dietary habits

Projects

Research group:

Leader Priority Research Centre Lifecourse Nutrition

Leader of the research group Feed: Food and Nourishsment from Early Development into Parenthood (feed) (uia.no/feed)

Projects:

Nutrition Now

PREPARED

PRECONDIET

The School Meal Project

Fit for Delivery

New Nordic diet adherence and pregnancy health

Food for Infants

Barns matmot

Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle

Early Food for Future Health

Fostering healthy food habits

 

Scientific publications

  • Agnihotri, Neha; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Bere, Elling Tufte; Wills, Andrew Keith; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Development and description of New Nordic Diet scores across infancy and childhood in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN: 1740-8695. 17 (3). s 1 - 11. doi:10.1111/mcn.13150.
  • Salvesen, Lorentz; Engeset, Dagrun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Medin, Anine Christine (2021). Development and evaluation of image-series for portion size estimation in dietary assessment among adults. Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS). ISSN: 2048-6790. 10doi:10.1017/jns.2020.58.
  • Røed, Margrethe; Medin, Anine Christine; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Campbell, Karen; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Effect of a Parent-Focused eHealth Intervention on Children's Fruit, Vegetable, and Discretionary Food Intake (Food4toddlers) : Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research. ISSN: 1438-8871. 23 (2). doi:10.2196/18311.
  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Wills, Andrew Keith; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Effectiveness of a kindergarten-based intervention to increase vegetable intake and reduce food neophobia amongst 1-year-old children: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. doi:10.29219/fnr.v65.7679.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Sagedal, Linda R.; Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Family meal participation is associated with dietary intake among 12-month-olds in Southern Norway. BMC Pediatrics. ISSN: 1471-2431. 21doi:10.1186/s12887-021-02591-6.
  • 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:10.29219/fnr.v65.7702.
  • Rai, Anam Shakil; Sletner, Line; Jenum, Anne Karen; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Stafne, Signe Nilssen; Lekva, Tove; Pripp, Are Hugo; Sagedal, Linda Reme (2021). Identifying women with gestational diabetes based on maternal characteristics: an analysis of four Norwegian prospective studies. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. ISSN: 1471-2393. 21doi:10.1186/s12884-021-04086-9.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Grasaas, Erik; Polspoel, Maaike E. M.; Røed, Margrethe; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Parental phone use during mealtimes with toddlers and the associations with feeding practices and shared family meals : a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 21doi:10.1186/s12889-021-10757-1.
  • 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).
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Strømmer, Sofia; Baker, Mary; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Wow! They really like celeriac! Kindergarten teacher's experience of an intervention to increase 1-year-olds' acceptance of vegetables. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 166
  • Beinert, Cecilie; Palojoki, Päivi; Åbacka, Gun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2021). “Is there any sugar in bread?” : A qualitative video analysis of student activating learning tasks in Home Economics. Acta Didactica Norden (ADNO). ISSN: 2535-8219. 15 (1). doi:10.5617/adno.8078.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Engeset, Dagrun (2020). Alcohol consumption among students and its relationship with nutritional intake: a cross-sectional study. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN: 1368-9800.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Røed, Margrethe; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2020). Association between parental feeding practices and shared family meals. The Food4toddlers study. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 64doi:10.29219/fnr.v64.4456.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2020). Associations between breastfeeding mode and duration and food neophobia in toddlerhood: A cross-sectional study among Norwegian toddlers. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 64doi:10.29219/fnr.v64.3615.
  • Røed, Margrethe; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). Associations between parental food choice motives, health-promoting feeding practices, and infants’ fruit and vegetable intakes : the Food4toddlers study. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 64doi:10.29219/fnr.v64.3730.
  • Agnihotri, Neha; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling Tufte; Wills, Andrew Keith; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2020). Childhood adherence to a potentially healthy and sustainable Nordic diet and later overweight: The Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN: 1740-8695. doi:10.1111/mcn.13101.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Beinert, Cecilie; Palojoki, Päivi; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Engeset, Dagrun; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Åbacka, Gun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). Differences in formal education among Norwegian Home Economics teachers. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education. ISSN: 1029-5968. 24 (2). s 45 - 59.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Heslien, Kaia Elisabeth Paulsen; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). Effect of a free healthy school meal on fruit, vegetables and unhealthy snacks intake in Norwegian 10- to 12-year-old children. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 20doi:10.1186/s12889-020-09470-2.
  • Røed, Margrethe; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Medin, Anine Christine; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). Process Evaluation of an eHealth Intervention (Food4toddlers) to Improve Toddlers' Diet: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Human Factors. ISSN: 2292-9495. 7 (3). doi:10.2196/18171.
  • Valen, Erlend Larsen; Engeset, Dagrun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2020). StudentKost: a cross-sectional study assessing college students’ diets: reason for concern?. Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS). ISSN: 2048-6790. 9doi:10.1017/jns.2020.33.
  • Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Wills, Andrew Keith; Strømmer, Sofia; Barker, Mary E.; Skreden, Marianne; Anderson-Berry, Ann; Hanson, Corrine; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). The impact of diet during adolescence on the neonatal health of offspring: evidence on the importance of preconception diet. The HUNT study. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. ISSN: 2040-1744. s 1 - 13. doi:10.1017/S2040174420001087.
  • Beinert, Cecilie; Päivi Esteri, Palojoki; Åbacka, Gun; Hardy-Johnson, Polly; Engeset, Dagrun; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2020). The mismatch between teaching practices and curriculum goals in Norwegian Home Economics classes : a missed opportunity. Education Inquiry. ISSN: 2000-4508. doi:10.1080/20004508.2020.1816677.
  • Beinert, Cecilie; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Åbacka, Gun; Engeset, Dagrun; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2020). The state of learning activities in teaching Home Economics : A cross sectional study in Norwegian schools. International Journal of Home Economics. ISSN: 1999-561X. 13 (1). s 2 - 14.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Barn og unges kosthold. Mat og helse i grunnskolelærerutdanningene. ISBN: 9788245032901. Fagbokforlaget. 7. s 48 - 57.
  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Simhan, Indra Laetitia; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Diet and Neurodevelopmental Score in a Sample of One-Year-Old Children-A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients. ISSN: 2072-6643. 21 (11). doi:10.3390/nu11071676.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew Keith; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Evaluation of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from infancy -the Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health.. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. ISSN: 1479-5868. 16 (1). s 1 - 16. doi:10.1186/s12966-018-0763-4.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew Keith; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Examining the effects of an eHealth intervention from infant age 6 to 12 months on child eating behaviors and maternal feeding practices one year after cessation: The Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 14 (8). s 1 - 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220437.
  • Thoene, Melissa; Van Ormer, Matthew; Yuil-Valdes, Ana; Bruett, Taylor; Kumar Natarajan, Sathish; Mukherjee, Maheswari; Thompson, Maranda; Nordgren, Tara; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Adu-Bonsaffoh, Kwame; Anderson-Berry, Ann; Hanson, Corrine (2019). Fat-soluble nutrients and Omega-3 fatty acids as modifiable factors influencing preterm birth risk. Placenta. ISSN: 0143-4004. s 1 - 5. doi:10.1016/j.placenta.2019.12.002.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Free school meals as an approach to reduce health inequalities among 10-12- year-old Norwegian children. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 19 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-019-7286-z.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Næss, Ida Kile; Heslien, Kaia Elisabeth Paulsen; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Possible effects of a free, healthy school meal on overall meal frequency among 10-12-year-olds in Norway: The School Meal Project. BMC Research Notes. ISSN: 1756-0500. 12 (1). doi:10.1186/s13104-019-4418-6.
  • Salvesen, Lorentz; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Reproducibility and relative validity of a newly developed web-based food-frequency questionnaire for assessment of preconception diet. BMC Nutrition. ISSN: 2055-0928. 5doi:10.1186/s40795-019-0310-y.
  • Johansen, Bjørn Tore; Olsen, Rose Mari; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Garred, Rudy; Enoksen, Elisabeth (2019). Team Supervision of Doctoral Students: A Qualitative Inquiry. International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS). ISSN: 1556-8881. 14s 069 - 084. doi:10.28945/4177.
  • Røed, Margrethe; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). The Food4toddlers study-study protocol for a web-based intervention to promote healthy diets for toddlers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 19 (563). doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6915-x.
  • Johannessen, Berit; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Fegran, Liv; Bere, Elling (2018). "A bumpy road": Kindergarten staff experiences of participation in an intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 127s 37 - 43. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.008.
  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). A cluster randomized web-based intervention trial to reduce food neophobia and promote healthy diets among one-year-old children in kindergarten: study protocol. BMC Pediatrics. ISSN: 1471-2431. 18 (232). s 1 - 8. doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1206-8.
  • Skreden, Marianne; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew K.; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Adherence to the New Nordic Diet during pregnancy and subsequent maternal weight development: A study conducted in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). British Journal of Nutrition. ISSN: 0007-1145. 119 (11). s 1286 - 1294. doi:10.1017/S0007114518000776.
  • Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bottegård, Anette; Heia, Morten; Støren, Øyvind; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Torstveit, Monica Klungland (2018). Maximal Strength Training as a Therapeutic Approach in Long-Standing Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Study of a Woman With Osteopenia, Menstrual Dysfunction, and Compulsive Exercise. Clinical Case Studies. ISSN: 1534-6501. 17 (2). s 91 - 103. doi:10.1177/1534650118755949.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Bere, Elling Tufte; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy dietary behavior in relation to maternal and newborn health in the Norwegian Fit for Delivery study - a post hoc observational analysis. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 62doi:10.29219/fnr.v62.1273.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Seland, Siv; Bere, Elling; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Vistad, Ingvild; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Preeclampsia and gestational weight gain in the Norwegian Fit for Delivery trial. BMC Research Notes. ISSN: 1756-0500. 11 (282). doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3396-4.
  • Hanson, Corrine; Lyden, E; Furtado, J; Van Ormer, M; White, K; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Anderson-Berry, Ann (2018). Serum Lycopene Concentrations and Associations with Clinical Outcomes in a Cohort of Maternal-Infant Dyads.. Nutrients. ISSN: 2072-6643. 10 (2). s 1 - 11. doi:10.3390/nu10020204.
  • Bjørset, Vilde Kristin; Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Socio-economic status and maternal BMI are associated with duration of breast-feeding of Norwegian infants.. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN: 1368-9800. 21 (8). s 1465 - 1473. doi:10.1017/S1368980017003925.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Timing of complementary feeding and associations with maternal and infant characteristics: A Norwegian cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 13 (6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199455.
  • Skreden, Marianne; Bere, Elling; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Changes in fruit and vegetable consumption habits from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy among Norwegian women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. ISSN: 1471-2393. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12884-017-1291-y.
  • Western, Inger Mari; Skårdal, Madelene; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Dietary habits and behaviour problems at school among Norwegian 14 year olds. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education. ISSN: 1029-5968. 21 (1). s 77 - 88.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Omholt, Mona Linge; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4731-8.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hernes, Sigrunn; Haugen, Margaretha (2017). Effect of dietary interventions during weaning period on parental practice and lipoproteins and vitamin D status in two-year-old children. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 61doi:10.1080/16546628.2017.1350127.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Fremtidens barnehager – økt fokus på barns medvirkning i matlaging i barnehagen. Mat- og måltidsaktiviteter i barnehagen. ISBN: 9788215027265. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel 4. s 57 - 67.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik (2017). Home food preparation and diet in adolescents. International Journal of Home Economics. ISSN: 1999-561X. 10 (1). s 133 - 140.
  • 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.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Kosthold og folkehelse i et generasjonsperspektiv. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN: 0029-2001. 137 (21). doi:10.4045/tidsskr.17.0816.
  • Beinert, Cecilie; Hernes, Sigrunn; Haugen, Margaretha; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). No long-term effect of a 2-days intervention on how to prepare homemade food, on toddlers' skepticism for new food and intake of fruits and vegetables and sweet beverages: a randomized, controlled trial.. BMC Research Notes. ISSN: 1756-0500. 10doi:10.1186/s13104-017-2931-z.
  • Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Pripp, Are Hugo; Henriksen, Tore (2017). The effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on glucose metabolism: Results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. ISSN: 1471-2393. 17:167s 1 - 12. doi:10.1186/s12884-017-1340-6.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling (2011). Ernæring i folkehelsearbeidet. Folkehelsearbeid. ISBN: 978-82-7634-893-4. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. 10. s 146 - 162.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Høigaard, Rune (2011). Hva er folkehelse og folkehelsearbeid?. Folkehelsearbeid. ISBN: 978-82-7634-893-4. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. 1. s 11 - 22.
  • Bere, Elling; Stea, Tonje Holte; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Torstveit, Monica Klungland (2011). Ny nordisk livsstil- en visjon for fremtiden. Folkehelsearbeid. ISBN: 978-82-7634-893-4. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. 15. s 228 - 242.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Barn, matmot og måltider. Helsefremmende og pedagogisk praksis.. ISBN: 9788202709778. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 164.
  • Engeset, Dagrun; Torheim, Liv Elin; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Samfunnsernæring. ISBN: 9788215030630. Universitetsforlaget. s 280.
  • Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2011). Om mat og ernæring. En introduksjon til hva man bør spise. ISBN: 978-82-7634-848-4. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. s 272.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Høigaard, Rune (2011). Folkehelsearbeid. ISBN: 978-82-7634-893-4. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. s 318.
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