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Erlend Nuland Valen

PhD Research Fellow

My research is focused on how we can improve diet and nutrition before conception trough a digital intervention called PREPARED. I also work as a scientific assistant in other projects with a primary focus on automation of questionnaire delivery and its surrounding system. In addition, I am involved in the development and maintenance of the digital food diary myfood24, which is used in multiple projects both at the University of Agder and other universities. I am part of the Priority Research Centre of Lifecourse Nutrition.   

Research interests

My research is focused on how we can improve diet and nutrition before conception trough a digital intervention called PREPARED.

Work experience

01.08.19-31.07.20: Scientific assistant, Department of Nutrition and Public Health, UiA. Full-time position.

01.08.20-dd: PhD Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, UiA. 25% position as a scientific assistant.

Academic interests

Maternal and child nutrition

Diet in infancy and childhood

Dietary assessment methods

Projects

The PREPARED-project:

We have limited knowledge about diet and quality of life of young adults in Norway. and what kind of informasjon young adults need to make good food choices. We also know little about the impact diet and habits in the years before having children have on their own and future childrens health. The PREPARED-project aim to get more knowledge about this. The participants in the project are between 20 and 35 years old, and does not have children of their own. You can read more about the project here (in norwegian)

General outreach

Studentkost: Studenters kosthold - Grunn til bekymring? Kostforum 2020. 2020-11-05

Scientific publications

  • Medin, Anine Christine; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Helle, Christine; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Wills, Andrew Keith; Osorio, Natalie Garzon; Lian, Henrik; Iveland Ersfjord, Torunn; van Daele, Wim; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Gebremariam, Mekdes; Grasaas, Erik; Kiland, Charlotte; von Thiele Schwarz, Ulrica; Hope Abel, Marianne; Love, Penny; Campbell, Karen; Rutter, Harry; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2024). Scaling up evidence-based digital early life nutrition interventions in a county setting: an implementation trial – protocol for Phase 2 of the Nutrition Now project. Frontiers in Public Health. ISSN: 2296-2565. 11doi:10.3389/fpubh.2023.1326787.
  • Salvesen, Lorentz; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Wills, Andrew Keith; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Engeset, Dagrun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Medin, Anine Christine (2023). Developmental origins of health and disease knowledge is associated with diet quality in preconception young adult men and women. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. ISSN: 2040-1744. doi:10.1017/S2040174423000314.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Helle, Christine; Wills, Andrew Keith; Lamu, Admassu Nadew; Osorio, Natalie Garzon; Lian, Henrik; Ersfjord, Torunn; Van Daele, Wim; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Gebremariam, Mekdes; Grasaas, Erik; Kiland, Charlotte; Schwarz, Ulrica Von Thiele; Abel, Marianne Hope; Love, Penny; Campbell, Karen; Rutter, Harald Roderick; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Medin, Anine Christine (2023). Evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based early-life nutrition interventions in a community setting a hybrid type 1 non-randomized trial – the Nutrition Now project protocol. Frontiers in Endocrinology. ISSN: 1664-2392. 13doi:10.3389/fendo.2022.1071489.
  • Valen, Erlend Nuland; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hardy-Johnson, Polly; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Salvesen, Lorentz; Omholt, Mona Linge; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2023). Lessons learned from talking with adults about nutrition: A qualitative study in the PREPARED project. Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN: 1740-8695. doi:10.1111/mcn.13540.
  • Valen, Erlend Larsen; Grasaas, Erik; Engeset, Dagrun; Salvesen, Lorentz; Skeie, Guri; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Medin, Anine Christine (2023). Myfood24 på norsk: et selvadministrert digitalt 24-timers kostintervju. Norsk tidsskrift for ernæring (NTFE). ISSN: 1503-5034. 21 (2). s 13 - 22. doi:10.18261/ntfe.21.2.3.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Medin, Anine Christine; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Salvesen, Lorentz; Wills, Andrew Keith; Engeset, Dagrun; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2021). Effectiveness of a digital dietary intervention program targeting young adults before parenthood: protocol for the PREPARED randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. ISSN: 2044-6055. 11 (12). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055116.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Engeset, Dagrun (2020). Alcohol consumption among students and its relationship with nutritional intake: a cross-sectional study. Public Health Nutrition (PHN). ISSN: 1368-9800. 24 (10). s 2877 - 2888. doi:10.1017/S1368980020004450.
  • Valen, Erlend Larsen; Engeset, Dagrun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2020). StudentKost: a cross-sectional study assessing college students’ diets: reason for concern?. Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS). ISSN: 2048-6790. 9doi:10.1017/jns.2020.33.
  • Valand, Ida Ulrikke; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Salvesen, Lorentz (2023). Skills for life-podden, episode 4: Hæ, før barnet blir født? Prepared og preconception diet.

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