Staff at Department of Food and Resource Economics – University of Copenhagen

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Annemette Ljungdalh Nielsen

Annemette Ljungdalh Nielsen

Associate Professor

  • Section for Consumption, Bioethics and Governance

    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frb. C, Bygning C, 2. sal, Building: 2.205

    Phone: +45 35 33 26 21Fax: +45 35 32 76 29

Annemette L Nielsen is employed as Associate Professor at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen.

anmn@ifro.ku.dk

Research interests

Main research interests are processes of identity formation in late-modern societies and processes of social change and institutional integration in relation to health and environmental challenges. Focus in PhD study was on processes of change related to dietary practices among people with weight concerns. Recent research projects include parent's practices and values related to the feeding of their young children with a focus on ethnic minorities. Present research deals with treatment and prevention of childhood overweight in the Danish healt system. Another project investigates changes of food consumption patterns induced by restrictions on food budgets in private households and the implications for nutritional health and environmental sustainability. Interests also include development of qualitative research methodology and innovative methods of teaching.

Current research

Currently, I am the project leader and coordinator of two research projects. One project entitled "Healthy Weight Behaviour for Toddlers in Families of Diverse Ethnic Background" focuses on the possibilities of treating children at risk of obesity in the Danish health care system. This includes the investigation of how health professionals approach the issue of prevention and treatment of overweight children, and how advice from the GPs is perceived and integrated into family practices in the context of everyday life. The other project entitled "Food in Turbulent Times" aims at developing a monitoring tool to measure the present and future implications of constraints on the house hold food budget on healthy eating, environmental sustainability and life quality in the Danish population. 

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