Hannah Helgegren

Doctoral Student

Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 5
41120 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Hannah Helgegren

Hannah is a PhD student at the Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science.

Hannah is also a clinical dietitian since 2004 and a specialist in childhood obesity since 2019. Alongside her PhD work she works at the Childhood Obesity Unit in Malmö.

The title of the PhD project is: Promoting vegetable and fruit consumption among children: Exploring thoughts and evaluating new health promotive practice to increase intake

The project consist of:

  • Interviews with children age 10-12 years and their parents, exploring thoughts, conceptions and experiences of vegetables and fruit
  • Development of a new health promotive practice for vegetable and fruit consumption, "A Palmful of Colour", to be used by families in their home environment.
  • Evaluation of the new practice by a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aiming to include 80 families. The data collection takes place in the Skåne region of Sweden. Mobile phone cameras are used to collect a large part of the research material.

Main supervisor is Professor Christel Larsson at the Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science. Co-supervisor is Professor Anna Winkvist at the Department of Clinical nutrition at the Sahlgrenska Academy.