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Sissel Heidi Helland

Associate Professor

 
Office:
I1-021 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Helland is Associate Professor at the Department of Nutrition and Public Health and is a subject Coordinator for specialization in food and meal in kindergarten teacher education and the EVU course: Food and Meal in Kindergarten for Kindergarten Teachers.

Helland is a member of the priority research center Lifecourse Nutrition which focuses on food and nutrition in the early stages of life. Helland's scientific work centers around children of kindergarten age and food and meals in kindergarten. She has especially worked with i) food neophobia and food courage, ii) health-promoting and pedagogical meal practices and iii) the Sapere method. 

 

 

Research interests

  • Food and meals  in kindergarten
  • Food neophobia anf food courage
  • Feeding practices/style
  • Sapere method
  • Kindergarten teachers and their  food- and meals experiences

https://www.uia.no/en/research/priority-research-centres/centre-for-lifecourse-nutrition

Courses and teaching

Kindergartenteacher education 

Work experience

  • Cook
  • Kindergartenteacher
  • Teacher for kindergartenstudents in practice
  • Associated professor at UiA

 

Academic interests

  • Childrens food variety
  • Childrens early healthy eating development and food habits
  • Food and food providing systems in kindergartens
  • Cooking
  • Pedagogical, healthpromoting food- and meal pratice
  • Peers as rolemodels
  • Sensory experience and the Sapere-method
  • Food neophobia and picky eating
  • Food courage and food pleasure
  • Food literacy
  • Implementing food interventions
  • Kindergarden staffs food preferences and food neophobia

Projects

  • Food Courage
  • Food Courage 2.0
  • Nutrition Now

Selected publications

Scientific publications

  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Wills, Andrew Keith; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Effectiveness of a kindergarten-based intervention to increase vegetable intake and reduce food neophobia amongst 1-year-old children: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 65doi:10.29219/fnr.v65.7679.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Strømmer, Sofia; Baker, Mary; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Wow! They really like celeriac! Kindergarten teacher's experience of an intervention to increase 1-year-olds' acceptance of vegetables. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 166
  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Simhan, Indra Laetitia; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Diet and Neurodevelopmental Score in a Sample of One-Year-Old Children-A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients. ISSN: 2072-6643. 21 (11). doi:10.3390/nu11071676.
  • Johannessen, Berit; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Fegran, Liv; Bere, Elling (2018). "A bumpy road": Kindergarten staff experiences of participation in an intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 127s 37 - 43. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.008.
  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). A cluster randomized web-based intervention trial to reduce food neophobia and promote healthy diets among one-year-old children in kindergarten: study protocol. BMC Pediatrics. ISSN: 1471-2431. 18 (232). s 1 - 8. doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1206-8.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bere, Elling; Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Food neophobia and its association with intake of fish and other selected foods in a Norwegian sample of toddlers: A cross-sectional study. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 114s 110 - 117. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.025.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Fremtidens barnehager – økt fokus på barns medvirkning i matlaging i barnehagen. Mat- og måltidsaktiviteter i barnehagen. ISBN: 9788215027265. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel 4. s 57 - 67.
  • Djupegot, Ingrid Laukeland; Nenseth, Camilla; Bere, Elling; Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Stea, Tonje Holte (2017). The association between time scarcity, sociodemographic correlates and consumption of ultra-processed foods among parents in Norway: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4408-3.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2016). Study protocol for a multi-component kindergarten-based intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers: a cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 16 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2952-x.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Barn, matmot og måltider. Helsefremmende og pedagogisk praksis.. ISBN: 9788202709778. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 164.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Ettåringer kan like all slags mat.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Sellerispisende ettåringer overrasket i barnehagen.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi (2021). Gir bort gratis studieplasser: – Viktig at barnehageansatte har forskningsbasert kunnskap.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Barnas matvaner overrasket barnehagelærerne.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi (2021). Ettåringer og mat.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Helle, Christine; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2021). Kosthold og ernæring i de første 1000 dagene – kan vi investere klokere?.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helland, Sissel Heidi (2021). Hvordan gi små barn variert kosthold - forskere Sissel H. Helland og Nina C. Øverby /gjest Harald Eia.

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