2008 PhD Nutrition, University of Oslo
2000 Master degree in Clinical nutrition, University of Oslo
2012-dd Professor, Department of Public health, sports and nutrition, Faculty of Health and Sport Science, University of Agder
2008-2012 Associate professor, Department of Public health, sports and nutrition, Faculty of Health and Sport Science, University of Agder
2007-2008: Researcher, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo.
2003-2007: PhD-Student, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo.
2000-2003: Research assistant, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo.
Helle C, Hillesund E, Tønnesen LM, Øverby NC.Early food for future health. Protocol paper (BMC Public Health September 2017)
Western IM, Skårdal M, Ask A, Øverby NC. Dietary habits and behavior problems at school among Norwegian 14-year-olds.(2017). International Journal of Home Economics. ISSN 1999-561X. 10 (1), s 133 - 140
Øverby NC, Hernes S, Haugen M Effect of dietary interventions during weaning period on parental practice and lipoproteins and vitamin D status in 2-year-old children. (Food Nutr Res. 2017 Jul 14;61(1):1350127. doi: 10.1080/16546628.2017.1350127. eCollection 2017.)
Øverby NC, Ask A A cross-sectional study on associations between the extent of home food preparation reported by parents and the dietary habits of Norwegian adolescents (International Journal of Home Economics 2017, July; 10:133-140)
Sagedal L, Vistad I, Øverby N, et al.The effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on glucose metabolism: results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomized controlled trial (BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jun 2;17(1):167. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1340-6.)
Ingrid Laukeland Djupegot, Camilla Bengtson Nenseth, Tonje Holte Stea, Helga Birgit Torgeirsdotter Bjørnarå, Sissel Heidi Helland, Nina Cecilie Øverby, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Elling Bere Time scarcity and use of ultra-processed food products among Norwegian parents: a cross-sectional study (BMC Public Health.2017 May 15;17(1):447. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4408-3.)
Skreden M, Bere E, Sagedal L, Vistad I, Øverby NC.Changes in vegetable, fruit and berry consumption habits from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy among Norwegian women (BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Apr 4;17(1):107. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1291-y.)
Helland SH, Bere E, Bjørnaraa HB, Øverby NC. Food neophobia and its association to food intake and weight in toddlers, in a Norwegian sample. A cross sectional study (Appetite. 2017 Jul 1;114:110-117. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.025. Epub 2017 Mar 18.)
Kristine E. Illøkken, Elling Bere, Nina C. Øverby, Frøydis N. Vik.Results of a 6 months’ intervention study on school meal habits in Norwegian 10-12-year-old children (Scand J Public Health. 2017 Jul;45(5):485-491. doi: 10.1177/1403494817704108. Epub 2017 May 31.)
Stea TH, Haugen T, Berntsen S, Guttormsen V, Øverby NC, Haraldstad K, Meland E, Abildsnes E. Using the Intervention Mapping protocol to develop a family-based weight-management program: study protocol for a quasi-experimental trial (BMC Public health 2016 Oct 18;16(1):1092)
Hillesund ER, Bere E, Sagedal LR, Vistad I, Øverby NC.Change in dietary behavior following a low-intensity dietary intervention during pregnancy in the randomized controlled Norwegian Fit for Delivery Study J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2016 Oct;7(5):538-547.
Bjørnaraa HB, Øverby N, et al The association between adherence to the New Nordic Diet and a newly developed score assessing compliance with the Norwegian recommendations on diet, nutrition and physical activity Food Nutr Res. 2016 Jun 1;60:31017. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v60.31017.
Helland SH, Bere E, Øverby NC.Study protocol for a multi-component kindergarten-based intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers: A cluster randomized trial (BMC Public health 2016 Mar 17;16(1):273. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2952-x)
Skreden M, Øverby NC, Sagedal LR, Vistad I, Torstveit MK, Lohne-Seilier H, Bere E. Change in active transportation is related to weight gain in pregnancy Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 Jan 27;13:10. doi: 10.1186/s12966-016-0332-7.
Sagedal LR, Øverby NC, Bere E, Torstveit MK, Lohne-Seiler H, Småstuen M, Hillesund ER, Henriksen T, Vistad I. The Norwegian Fit for Delivery study: a randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention in pregnancy BJOG. 2016 Jan 14. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13862. [Epub ahead of print]
Sagedal LR, Sanda B, Øverby NC, Bere E, Torstveit MK, Lohne-Seiler H, Pripp AH, Hillesund ER, Henriksen T, Vistad I. The effect of prenatal lifestyle intervention on weight retention up to 12 months postpartum: results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomised controlled trial BJOG. 2016 Jan 20. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13863. [Epub ahead of print]
Helga Birgit Bjørnarå, Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Tonje Holte Stea, Nina Cecilie Øverby and Elling Bere. An assessment of the test-retest reliability of the New Nordic Diet score (Food & Nutrition Research 2015, 59: 28397 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/fnr.v59.28397)
Skreden M, Øverby NC, Sagedal LR, Vistad I, Torstveit MK, Lohne-Seilier H, Bere E. Changes in means of transportation to work from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy in the Norwegian Fit for Delivery study (Preventive Medicine Reports (2015), pp. 429-435 DOI information: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.05.002).
Erdvik IB, Øverby NC, Haugen T. Translating and validating a Norwegian questionnaire to assess adolescents’ intention to be physically active after graduation (SAGEOpen, DOI: 10.1177/2158244015580374 Published 13 April 2015)
Myr RK, Bere E, Øverby NC, Test-retest reliability of a new questionnaire on the diet and eating behavior of one year old children (BMC Res Notes. 2015 Jan 24;8:16. doi: 10.1186/s13104-014-0966-y)
Hillesund ER,Øverby NC, Haugen M, Engels S, Harmon D, Klungsøyr K, Bere E: Is adherence to a New Nordic Diet during pregnancy associated with reduced risk of preeclampsia and preterm delivery? (Eur J Epidemiol. 2014 Oct;29(10):753-65. doi: 10.1007/s10654-014-9948-6. Epub 2014 Sep 6)
Bere E, Klepp KI,Øverby NCFree school fruit: Can an extra piece of fruit every school day contribute to the prevention of future weight gain? (Food Nutr Res. 2014 Aug 11;58. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v58.23194. eCollection 2014.)
Skårdal M, Western IM, Ask A,Øverby NCSocioeconomic differences in selected dietary habits among Norwegian adolescents (Food Nutr Res. 2014 Jul 24;58. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v58.23590. eCollection 2014.)
Erdvik IB,Øverby NC, Haugen T. Students’ self-determined motivation in physical education and intention to be physically active past graduation: The role of perceived competence and identity (Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 14(2), 232-241. doi: 10.7752/jpes.2014.02035)
Hillesund EH, Bere E, Haugen M,Øverby NC.Adherence to a New Nordic Diet (NND) is associated with gestational weight gain and birth weight – a study performed in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) (Public Health Nutr. 2014 Sep;17(9):1909-18. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014000421. Epub 2014 Mar 31.)
Høigaard R, Bobo V,Øverby N,Haugen T. The School Psychological Environment as Predictor of Academic Grades in Middle School Students: The Mediating role of Academic Self-efficacy (Sch Psychol Q. 2015 Mar;30(1):64-74. doi: 10.1037/spq0000056. Epub 2014 Apr 7.)
Melbye EL, Øgaard T,Øverby NCand Hansen H. Parental food-related behaviors and family mealtime frequency: associations in Norwegian dyads of parents and preadolescent children (BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 10;13(1):820.
Øverby NC, Ludemann ET, Høigaard R. Self reported learning difficulties and dietary intake in Norwegian adolescents Scand J Public Health. 2013 May 15.
Sagedal LR,Øverby N, Seiler HL, Bere E, Torstveit MK, Henriksen T, Vistad I. Fit for Delivery- Can a lifestyle intervention in pregnancy result in measurable health benefits for mothers and newborns? A randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2013 Feb 13;13:132. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-132.
Øverby NC, Hillesund ER, Sagedal LR, Vistad I, Bere E. The Fit for Delivery Dietary Recommendations: Rationale for the recommendations and test-retest reliability of a dietary score measuring adherence to ten specific dietary recommendations for prevention of excess weight gain during pregnancy Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Dec 13. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12026.
Øverby NC, Klepp KI, Bere E. Introduction of a school fruit programme is associated with reduced consumption of unhealthy snacks Am J Clin Nutr 2012 Nov;96(5):1100-3
Sonestedt E,Øverby NC, Laaksonen DE, Birgisdottir BE (2012).Is sugar consumption associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, their related metabolic risk factors and all- cause mortality? A systematic literature Review for the 5th Nordic Nutrition Recommendations, Food Nutr Res. 2012;56. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v56i0.19104. Epub 2012 Jul 30
Øverby NC, Høigaard R (2012). Diet and behavioural problems in Norwegian adolescents. Food Nutr Res. 2012;56. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v56i0.17231
Lillegaard IT,Øverby NC, Andersen LF. Evaluation of a short food frequency questionnaire used among Norwegian children. Food Nutr Res 2012;56 Food Nutr Res. 2012;56. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v56i0.6399. Epub 2012 Jan 16.
Stea TH,Øverby NC, Klepp KI, Bere E. Changes in beverage consumption in Norwegian children from 2001 to 2008. Public Health Nutr 2012 March;15(3):379-85.
Melbye EL,Øverby NC, Ogaard T. Child consumption of fruit and vegetables: the roles of child cognitions and parental feeding practices. Public Health Nutr 2011 October 17;1-9.
Melbye EL, Ogaard T,Øverby NC.Validation of the Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire with parents of 10-to-12-year-olds. BMC Med Res Methodol 2011;11:113.
Kristiansen AL, Lande B,Øverby NC, Andersen LF.Factors associated with exclusive breast-feeding and breast-feeding inNorway. Public Health Nutr 2010 December;13(12):2087-96.
Maternal and child nutrition
Diet in infancy and childhood
Dietary assessment methods
Pleasure of eating
Healthy and sustainable diet
Social inequalities and diet
Cooking and health
Changing dietary habits
Leader of the research group Feed: Food and Nourishsment from Early Development into Parenthood (feed) (uia.no/feed)
Fit for Delivery
New Nordic diet adherence and pregnancy health
Food for Infants
Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle
Early Food for Future Health
Fostering healthy food habits
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