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Agneta Hörnell

I'm a registered dietitian, have a licentiate and a doctorate in medicine and is professor in Food and Nutrition.

Works at

Affiliation
Location
Lärarutbildningshuset, Plan 4, Lärarutbildningshuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

After getting my degree as a clinical dietitian in 1988 (Uppsala university), I worked one year as a dietitian before I was hired as a research assistant in a prospective, multicenter study on breastfeeding and fertility initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO). I used the data from the Swedish part of the project in my thesis, where I studied breastfeeding patterns of exclusively breastfed infants, the effects of pacifier or thumb-sucking, and how habituation to other foods came about.
Teaching

My teaching is focused on research methodology, supervising and examining thesis work on Bachelor and Master levels. I also teach about nutrition during pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant nutrition.
Research

Since my dissertation, my research has mainly focused on different aspects of children's and young people's eating habits and health, the school subject home and consumer studies, and school meals. I´m the principal investigator (PI) for the Nordic project ProMeal (Prospects for Promoting Health and Performance by School Meals in Nordic Countries) which focuses on the effects of school lunch on total food intake, learning and health.

In the autumn of 2017, I will start a new research project in collaboration with Sörmland County Council and colleagues at Umeå and Uppsala University. The research is interdisciplinary with expertise in nutrition science, health economics, gender studies and organizational research. The project aims to study the health effects, durability, cost effectiveness and organizational challenges in the introduction of a modern, flexible meal service in hospitals in Sörmland. The reform includes a new meal system and a new position, meal hosts, who will be responsible for the food and the food situation in the wards. The project will consist of four sub-projects studying the impact of the renewal, and represents a unique opportunity to conduct practice-oriented, cross-disciplinary research in the context of a profound renewal of the meal service in hospital. A first PhD student will start the project in autumn 2017 in cooperation with the Graduate School at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies. We´re at present applying for more funding for the project.
Collaboration

I´m a member of the Swedish National Food Administration's group of experts on nutrition and public health the Task Force of the Network in Epidemiology & Nutrition (NEON); and the scientific advisory board of the Swedish Association of Clinical Dietitians (DRF). I´m also representative of DRF in the National Breastfeeding Committee.

I was one of the many researchers participating in the revision of the latest Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR 2012). I was chair of the expert group responsible for the advice for infants, children and adolescents.

I´ve been working for the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitian (EFAD) between 2010 and 2016, as chair for the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee and member of the Executive Committee. EFAD is a European association of national professional bodies for dietitians (three main fields being clinical, food service and public health). In October 2015, EFAD had 34 member associations, representing over 35 000 dietitians in 27 European countries. EFAD also has 35 Education Associate Members (including Umeå University), covering an additional two EU countries.

2019
Children's Geographies
Berggren, Linda; Olsson, Cecilia; Talvia, S.; et al.
2019
Nutrition Journal, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 18
Huseinovic, Ena; Hörnell, Agneta; Johansson, Ingegerd; et al.
2019
Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism
Sundqvist, Joachim; Walter, Ute; Hörnell, Agneta
2018
International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health, Vol. 5, (3) : 38-45
Dapi, Léonie N; Tambe, Ayuk Bertrand; Axberg, Frida; et al.
2018
Journal of School Health, Wiley-Blackwell 2018, Vol. 88, (10) : 744-753
Juniusdottir, Ragnheidur; Hörnell, Agneta; Gunnarsdottir, Ingibjorg; et al.
2017
Health Education, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017, Vol. 117, (2) : 130-147
Berggren, Linda; Talvia, Sanna; Fossgard, Eldbjørg; et al.
2017
Appetite, Vol. 112 : 133-142
Eli, Karin; Hörnell, Agneta; Malek, Mahnoush Etminan; et al.
2017
Advances in Nutrition, AMER SOC NUTRITION-ASN 2017, Vol. 8, (5) : 652-678
Hörnell, Agneta; Berg, Christina; Forsum, Elisabet; et al.
2017
Europe's Journal of Psychology, Vol. 13, (4) : 645-666
Jonsson, Bert; Waling, Maria; Olafsdottir, Anna S; et al.
2017
International Journal of Celiac Disease, Science and Education Publishing 2017, Vol. 5, (3) : 115-124
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
2016
NNC2016 - 11th Nordic nutrition conference, June 20-22, 2016, Gothenburg
Berggren, Linda; Talvia, Sanna; Fossgard, Eldbjørg; et al.
2016
Health Education Journal, Sage Publications 2016, Vol. 75, (6) : 676-688
Bohm, Ingela; Lindblom, Cecilia; Åbacka, Gun; et al.
2016
International Journal of Consumer Studies, Wiley-Blackwell 2016, Vol. 40, (1) : 57-65
Bohm, Ingela; Lindblom, Cecilia; Åbacka, Gun; et al.
2016
Food Security, Vol. 8, (1) : 271-284
Bostedt, Göran; Hörnell, Agneta; Nyberg, Gert
2016
Food & Nutrition Research, Vol. 60, (1)
Hörnell, Agneta; Waling, Maria; Olafsdottir, Anna Sigridur; et al.
2016
International Journal of Celiac Disease, Vol. 4, (4) : 138-145
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
2016
International Journal of Consumer Studies, John Wiley & Sons 2016, Vol. 40, (3) : 299-308
Lindblom, Cecilia; Erixon Arreman, Inger; Bohm, Ingela; et al.
2016
International Journal of Home Economics, International Federation for Home Economics 2016, Vol. 9, (1) : 35-53
Lindblom, Cecilia; Erixon Arreman, Inger; Bohm, Ingela; et al.
2016
PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, (10)
Olafsdottir, Anna S.; Hörnell, Agneta; Hedelin, Marlene; et al.
2016
Food and Nutrition Research, Co-Action Publishing 2016, Vol. 60
Waling, Maria; Olafsdottir, Anna S; Lagström, Hanna; et al.
2016
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Vol. 8 : 31-36
Wennberg, Anna-Lena; Isaksson, Ulf; Sandström, Herbert; et al.
2015
Appetite, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 95 : 101-112
Bohm, Ingela; Lindblom, Cecilia; Åbacka, Gun; et al.
2015
Kost, nutrition och hälsa: en klinisk handbok, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2015 : 121-126
Hörnell, Agneta
2015
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, Vol. 67 : 258-258
Talvia, Sanna; Lagstrom, Hanna; Laurinen, Maarit; et al.
2015
International Journal of Consumer Studies, Vol. 39, (4) : 369-379
Tieva, Åse; Persson, Evelina; Rhodin, Anders; et al.
2014
Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 2012: integrating nutrition and physical activity, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers 2014 : 85-102
Hörnell, Agneta; Lande, Britt; Lagström, Hanna; et al.
2014
Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (Print), John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 27, (1) : 41-53
Kautto, Ethel; Ivarsson, Anneli; Norström, Fredrik; et al.
2014
Journal of Nutritional Science, Cambridge University Press 2014, Vol. 3, (e2)
Kautto, Ethel; Rydén, Petra; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
2014
Svepet. Medlemstidning för Svensk Epidemiologisk Förening (SVEP), Vol. 32, (3-4) : 14-15
Nilsson, Lena Maria; Hörnell, Agneta
2014
Nordisk Nutrition, Swedish nutrition foundation: 2014, (4) : 8-10
Waling, Maria; Hörnell, Agneta
2013
Näringslära för högskolan: från grundläggande till avancerad nutrition, Stockholm: Liber 2013 : 379-403
Abrahamsson, Lillemor; Hörnell, Agneta; Ekblad, Jenny
2013
Läkartidningen, Stockholm: Sveriges läkarförbund 2013, Vol. 110, (8) : 405-409
Hörnell, Agneta; Hernell, Olle; Silfverdal, Sven-Arne
2013
Food & Nutrition Research, Vol. 57 : 21083-
Hörnell, Agneta; Lagstrom, Hanna; Lande, Britt; et al.
2013
Food & Nutrition Research, Vol. 57
Hörnell, Agneta; Lagström, Hanna; Lande, Britt; et al.
2013
Nordisk Nutrition, Lund: SNF Swedish Nutrition Foundation 2013, (1) : 22-24
Hörnell, Agneta; Lande, Britt; Hagström, Hanna; et al.
2013
Nordisk Nutrition, (1) : 19-21
Hörnell, Agneta; Lande, Britt; Hagström, Hanna; et al.
2013
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, S. Karger 2013, Vol. 63 : 1736-1737
Konrad, M.; Hörnell, Agneta; Gomes, A. M.; et al.
2013
International Journal of Consumer Studies, Wiley-Blackwell 2013, Vol. 37, (5) : 556-563
Lindblom, Cecilia; Erixon Arreman, Inger; Hörnell, Agneta
2013
Dietistaktuellt, Degeberga: Dietisternas riksförbund 2013, Vol. 22, (3) : 30-31
Mattsson Sydner, Ylva; Andersson, Agneta; Nydahl, Margareta; et al.
2013
Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 16, (4) : 631-638
Nyholm, Maria; Lissner, Lauren; Hörnell, Agneta; et al.
2013
European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 23, (1) : 73-73
Olsson, Cecilia; Hörnell, Agneta
2012
Barnläkaren, Stockholm: Svenska barnläkarföreningen 2012, (5) : 6-8
Brugård Konde, Åsa; Hörnell, Agneta
2012
Nordisk Nutrition, Lund: SNF, Swedish Nutrition Foundation 2012, (3) : 17-19
Hörnell, Agneta
2012
Nutrition Journal, BioMed Central 2012, Vol. 11 : 101-
Wennberg, Maria; Tornevi, Andreas; Johansson, Ingegerd; et al.
2011
Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 14, (5) : 904-913
Dapi N., Léonie; Hörnell, Agneta; Janlert, Urban; et al.
2011
DietistAktuellt 2011
Hörnell, Agneta
2011
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, London: Nature Publishing Group 2011, Vol. 65, (4) : 463-469
Öhlund, Inger; Hernell, Olle; Hörnell, Agneta; et al.
2010
Nutrition Journal, BioMed Central 2010, Vol. 9, (48)
Hörnell, Agneta; Winkvist, Anna; Hallmans, Göran; et al.
2010
Real life with celiac disease: Troubleshooting and thriving gluten free, AGA Press 2010 : 213-216
Olsson, Cecilia; Hörnell, Agneta

Research groups

Head of research
Health
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Learning
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The Individual and Society

Research projects