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Staff photo Agneta Hörnell

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.

Children's Geographies, Routledge 2020, Vol. 18, (3) : 339-350
Berggren, Linda; Olsson, Cecilia; Talvia, S.; et al.
International Journal of Home Economics, Bonn: International Federation for Home Economics 2020, Vol. 13, (1) : 15-29
Lindblom, Cecilia; Erixon Arreman, Inger; Olsson, Cecilia; et al.
Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism, Cognizant Communication Corporation 2020, Vol. 4, (2) : 55-66
Sundqvist, Joachim; Walter, Ute; Hörnell, Agneta
International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 22
Sundqvist, Joachim; Walter, Ute; Hörnell, Agneta
Nutrition Journal, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 18
Huseinovic, Ena; Hörnell, Agneta; Johansson, Ingegerd; et al.
International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health, Vol. 5, (3) : 38-45
Dapi, Léonie N; Tambe, Ayuk Bertrand; Axberg, Frida; et al.
Journal of School Health, Wiley-Blackwell 2018, Vol. 88, (10) : 744-753
Juniusdottir, Ragnheidur; Hörnell, Agneta; Gunnarsdottir, Ingibjorg; et al.
Health Education, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017, Vol. 117, (2) : 130-147
Berggren, Linda; Talvia, Sanna; Fossgard, Eldbjørg; et al.
Appetite, Vol. 112 : 133-142
Eli, Karin; Hörnell, Agneta; Malek, Mahnoush Etminan; et al.
Advances in Nutrition, AMER SOC NUTRITION-ASN 2017, Vol. 8, (5) : 652-678
Hörnell, Agneta; Berg, Christina; Forsum, Elisabet; et al.
Europe's Journal of Psychology, Vol. 13, (4) : 645-666
Jonsson, Bert; Waling, Maria; Olafsdottir, Anna S; et al.
International Journal of Celiac Disease, Science and Education Publishing 2017, Vol. 5, (3) : 115-124
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
NNC2016 - 11th Nordic nutrition conference, June 20-22, 2016, Gothenburg
Berggren, Linda; Talvia, Sanna; Fossgard, Eldbjørg; et al.
Health Education Journal, Sage Publications 2016, Vol. 75, (6) : 676-688
Bohm, Ingela; Lindblom, Cecilia; Åbacka, Gun; et al.
International Journal of Consumer Studies, Wiley-Blackwell 2016, Vol. 40, (1) : 57-65
Bohm, Ingela; Lindblom, Cecilia; Åbacka, Gun; et al.
Food Security, Vol. 8, (1) : 271-284
Bostedt, Göran; Hörnell, Agneta; Nyberg, Gert
Food & Nutrition Research, Vol. 60, (1)
Hörnell, Agneta; Waling, Maria; Olafsdottir, Anna Sigridur; et al.
International Journal of Celiac Disease, Vol. 4, (4) : 138-145
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
International Journal of Consumer Studies, John Wiley & Sons 2016, Vol. 40, (3) : 299-308
Lindblom, Cecilia; Erixon Arreman, Inger; Bohm, Ingela; et al.
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.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, (10)
Olafsdottir, Anna S.; Hörnell, Agneta; Hedelin, Marlene; et al.
Food and Nutrition Research, Co-Action Publishing 2016, Vol. 60
Waling, Maria; Olafsdottir, Anna S; Lagström, Hanna; et al.
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Vol. 8 : 31-36
Wennberg, Anna-Lena; Isaksson, Ulf; Sandström, Herbert; et al.
Appetite, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 95 : 101-112
Bohm, Ingela; Lindblom, Cecilia; Åbacka, Gun; et al.
Kost, nutrition och hälsa: en klinisk handbok, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2015 : 121-126
Hörnell, Agneta
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, Vol. 67 : 258-258
Talvia, Sanna; Lagstrom, Hanna; Laurinen, Maarit; et al.
International Journal of Consumer Studies, Vol. 39, (4) : 369-379
Tieva, Åse; Persson, Evelina; Rhodin, Anders; et al.
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.
Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 27, (1) : 41-53
Kautto, Ethel; Ivarsson, Anneli; Norström, Fredrik; et al.
Journal of Nutritional Science, Cambridge University Press 2014, Vol. 3, (e2)
Kautto, Ethel; Rydén, Petra; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
Svepet. Medlemstidning för Svensk Epidemiologisk Förening (SVEP), Vol. 32, (3-4) : 14-15
Nilsson, Lena Maria; Hörnell, Agneta
Nordisk Nutrition, Swedish nutrition foundation: 2014, (4) : 8-10
Waling, Maria; Hörnell, Agneta
Näringslära för högskolan: från grundläggande till avancerad nutrition, Stockholm: Liber 2013 : 379-403
Abrahamsson, Lillemor; Hörnell, Agneta; Ekblad, Jenny
Läkartidningen, Stockholm: Sveriges läkarförbund 2013, Vol. 110, (8) : 405-409
Hörnell, Agneta; Hernell, Olle; Silfverdal, Sven-Arne
Food & Nutrition Research, Vol. 57 : 21083-
Hörnell, Agneta; Lagstrom, Hanna; Lande, Britt; et al.
Food & Nutrition Research, Vol. 57
Hörnell, Agneta; Lagström, Hanna; Lande, Britt; et al.
Nordisk Nutrition, Lund: SNF Swedish Nutrition Foundation 2013, (1) : 22-24
Hörnell, Agneta; Lande, Britt; Hagström, Hanna; et al.
Nordisk Nutrition, (1) : 19-21
Hörnell, Agneta; Lande, Britt; Hagström, Hanna; et al.
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, S. Karger 2013, Vol. 63 : 1736-1737
Konrad, M.; Hörnell, Agneta; Gomes, A. M.; et al.
International Journal of Consumer Studies, Wiley-Blackwell 2013, Vol. 37, (5) : 556-563
Lindblom, Cecilia; Erixon Arreman, Inger; Hörnell, Agneta
Dietistaktuellt, Degeberga: Dietisternas riksförbund 2013, Vol. 22, (3) : 30-31
Mattsson Sydner, Ylva; Andersson, Agneta; Nydahl, Margareta; et al.
Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 16, (4) : 631-638
Nyholm, Maria; Lissner, Lauren; Hörnell, Agneta; et al.
European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 23, (1) : 73-73
Olsson, Cecilia; Hörnell, Agneta
Barnläkaren, Stockholm: Svenska barnläkarföreningen 2012, (5) : 6-8
Brugård Konde, Åsa; Hörnell, Agneta
Nordisk Nutrition, Lund: SNF, Swedish Nutrition Foundation 2012, (3) : 17-19
Hörnell, Agneta
Nutrition Journal, BioMed Central 2012, Vol. 11 : 101-
Wennberg, Maria; Tornevi, Andreas; Johansson, Ingegerd; et al.
Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 14, (5) : 904-913
Dapi N., Léonie; Hörnell, Agneta; Janlert, Urban; et al.
DietistAktuellt 2011
Hörnell, Agneta