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Kaia Elisabeth Paulsen Heslien

Assistant Professor

I1081 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

I teach within subjects related to food and nutrtion on several study programs. My teaching varies from practical kitchen sessions to classical leactures and more student active sessions.

I am a member of the priority research center Lifecourse Nutrition which focuses on food and nutrition from early development.

Research interests

I have experience with quantitative research regarding how serving of a free healthy school meal can promote healthy eating habits among school children in the age 10-12 years old. 

Courses and teaching

Most of my teaching is on the bachelor program for nutrition and on subjects related to food and nutrition in teacher education (school and kindergarden teachers)

Work experience

Relevant work experience:

2017-dd: Assistant professor, Department of Nutrition and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, UiA (changed name from Department of Public Health, Sport and Nutrition in 2019)

Academic interests

Nutrtion during pregnancy

Nutrition and brestfeeding

Measures to promote breastfeeding

Diet in infancy, childhood and adolescence

Practical cooking

Nutrition related measures i schools

Food related work in health promoting arenas in society

School meals


Time for breastfeeding (under development)

Scientific publications

  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Heslien, Kaia Elisabeth Paulsen; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). Effect of a free healthy school meal on fruit, vegetables and unhealthy snacks intake in Norwegian 10- to 12-year-old children. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 20doi:10.1186/s12889-020-09470-2.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Næss, Ida Kile; Heslien, Kaia Elisabeth Paulsen; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Possible effects of a free, healthy school meal on overall meal frequency among 10-12-year-olds in Norway: The School Meal Project. BMC Research Notes. ISSN: 1756-0500. 12 (1). doi:10.1186/s13104-019-4418-6.


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