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Ethel Kautto

I am a registered dietitian and PhD.

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Senior lecturer (associate professor) at Department of Food and Nutrition
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Lärarutbildningshuset, Plan 4, Lärarutbildningshuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I teach both basic - and advanced courses taught at the Department of Food and Nutrition. On topics, such as diet and health, dietetics, gender, diet and health communication, nutrition sociology, etc. I am also a tutor and examiner for thesis in nutrition science.

I began teaching at the Department of Food and Nutrition, autumn 2003. My graduate studies started in 2009, funded by a partnership between the department of Food and Nutrition and Umeå Centre for Gender Studies. I defended my thesis in March 2014. My thesis was about the different aspects of what it is like to live with a diagnosis of celiac disease, studied from; a gender perspective; and how diet are affected after a young individual are diagnosed with celiac disease by screening and how the diet in the gluten-free diet will be compared to the normal diet for same age young people without celiac disease. The title of my thesis was: Is it the gluten-free diet that matters the most, food, gender and celiac disease.

Together with Jonas Burén and Anna Sjödin I want to explore how individuals perceive how it is to follow different types of diets.

Along with Josefin Brodin, we planned the course models (2015): Communication in clinical work in the Dietetics program. An area that I personally find very interesting. The teaching is based primarily on the MI-oriented communication for dietitians.

To avoid seeing food only as a source of nutrition is in my interest. What meaning has food and meals for us in a social context and how does it contributes to our identity are examples of interesting questions that I carry with me.

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
International Journal of Celiac Disease, Vol. 4, (4) : 138-145
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; 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.
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
Kautto, Ethel; Olsson, Cecilia; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.