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Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

 
Office:
IU026 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
Office hours:
08.30-15.30

Elisabet R. Hillesund holds a position as Associate Professor of Nutrition in Department of Nutrition and Public Health since 2015. She completed her master’s degree in clinical nutrition at University of Oslo in 2002 and her PhD in Public Health Nutrition at University of Agder in 2015.  

Hillesund is presently heading a study program in nutrition and is teaching and supervising students at bachelor -, master’s -, and PhD level.  

Hillesund's scientific work concerns diet and nutrition in nutritionally vulnerable life stages, i.e. adolescence, preconception years, pregnancy, infancy and early childhood. She is involved in several research projects addressing dietary challenges in these life stages through the UiA-established Priority Research Centre on Lifecourse Nutrition.

Hillesund represents University of Agder in a National forum for higher education and research within the field of nutrition.

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Academic interests

  • The physiology and biochemistry of nutrition
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Maternal dietary behavior and pregnancy health
  • Diet during infancy and childhood
  • Dietary pattern indices
  • Healthy and sustainable diets

Projects

Ongoing projects:

  • The Norwegian Fit for Delivery Study
  • New Nordic Diet adherence in pregnancy
  • Early Food for Future Health
  • A healthy and sustainable diet during pregnancy and beyond
  • Food for toddlers 
  • Children's food courage 2.0
  • Precondiet - diet in adolescence and preconception in relation to subsequent pregnancy and neonatal health
  • Diet2day - health of tomorrow
  • Lifelab food and health
  • Skills for life
  • PREPARED
  • Arendalsprosjektet

 

Member of the research group Food and Nourishment from Early development into Parenthood  / Priority Research Centre Lifecourse Nutrition

Scientific publications

  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Røed, Margrethe; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2020). Association between parental feeding practices and shared family meals. The Food4toddlers study. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 64doi:10.29219/fnr.v64.4456.
  • Røed, Margrethe; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Medin, Anine Christine; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2020). Process Evaluation of an eHealth Intervention (Food4toddlers) to Improve Toddlers' Diet: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Human Factors. ISSN: 2292-9495. 7 (3). doi:10.2196/18171.
  • 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. 9 (39). s 1 - 9. doi:10.1017/jns.2020.33.
  • Beinert, Cecilie; Palojoki, Päivi; Hardy-Johnson, Polly; Engeset, Dagrun; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2020). The mismatch between teaching practices and curriculum goals in Norwegian Home Economics classes: a missed opportunity. Education Inquiry. ISSN: 2000-4508. doi:10.1080/20004508.2020.1816677.
  • Beinert, Cecilie; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Åbacka, Gun; Engeset, Dagrun; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård (2020). The state of learning activities in teaching Home Economics: A cross sectional study in Norwegian schools. International Journal of Home Economics. ISSN: 1999-561X. 13 (1). s 2 - 14.
  • 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.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew Keith; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Evaluation of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from infancy -the Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health.. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. ISSN: 1479-5868. 16 (1). s 1 - 16. doi:10.1186/s12966-018-0763-4.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew Keith; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Examining the effects of an eHealth intervention from infant age 6 to 12 months on child eating behaviors and maternal feeding practices one year after cessation: The Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 14 (8). s 1 - 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220437.
  • Salvesen, Lorentz; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Reproducibility and relative validity of a newly developed web-based food-frequency questionnaire for assessment of preconception diet. BMC Nutrition. ISSN: 2055-0928. 5doi:10.1186/s40795-019-0310-y.
  • Røed, Margrethe; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). The Food4toddlers study-study protocol for a web-based intervention to promote healthy diets for toddlers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 19 (563). doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6915-x.
  • 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.
  • Skreden, Marianne; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew K.; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Adherence to the New Nordic Diet during pregnancy and subsequent maternal weight development: A study conducted in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). British Journal of Nutrition. ISSN: 0007-1145. 119 (11). s 1286 - 1294. doi:10.1017/S0007114518000776.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Bere, Elling Tufte; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy dietary behavior in relation to maternal and newborn health in the Norwegian Fit for Delivery study - a post hoc observational analysis. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 62doi:10.29219/fnr.v62.1273.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Seland, Siv; Bere, Elling; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Vistad, Ingvild; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Preeclampsia and gestational weight gain in the Norwegian Fit for Delivery trial. BMC Research Notes. ISSN: 1756-0500. 11 (282). doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3396-4.
  • Bjørset, Vilde Kristin; Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Socio-economic status and maternal BMI are associated with duration of breast-feeding of Norwegian infants.. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN: 1368-9800. 21 (8). s 1465 - 1473. doi:10.1017/S1368980017003925.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Timing of complementary feeding and associations with maternal and infant characteristics: A Norwegian cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 13 (6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199455.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Omholt, Mona Linge; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4731-8.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Kosthold og folkehelse i et generasjonsperspektiv. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN: 0029-2001. 137 (21). doi:10.4045/tidsskr.17.0816.
  • Sagedal, Linda Reme; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Seiler, Hilde Lohne; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Henriksen, Tore; Vistad, Ingvild (2016). Lifestyle intervention to limit gestational weight gain: the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomised controlled trial.. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ISSN: 1470-0328. 124 (1). s 97 - 109. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13862.
  • Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Pripp, Are Hugo; Henriksen, Tore (2017). The effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on glucose metabolism: Results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. ISSN: 1471-2393. 17:167s 1 - 12. doi:10.1186/s12884-017-1340-6.
  • Sagedal, Linda Reme; Sanda, Birgitte; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Seiler, Hilde Lohne; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Pripp, Are Hugo; Henriksen, Tore; Vistad, Ingvild (2016). The effect of prenatal lifestyle intervention on weight retention 12 months postpartum: results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomised controlled trial. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ISSN: 1470-0328. 124 (1). s 111 - 121. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13863.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Bere, Elling; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2016). Effect of a diet intervention during pregnancy on dietary behavior in the randomized controlled Norwegian Fit for Delivery study. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. ISSN: 2040-1744. 7 (5). s 538 - 547. doi:10.1017/S2040174416000258.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Stea, Tonje Holte; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Andersen, Lene Frost; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bere, Elling (2016). The association between adherence to the New Nordic Diet and diet quality. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 60:31017doi:10.3402/fnr.v60.31017.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Stea, Tonje Holte; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Bere, Elling (2015). An assessment of the test-retest reliability of the New Nordic Diet score. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 59doi:10.3402/fnr.v59.28397.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Vistad, Ingvild; Bere, Elling (2015). The Fit for Delivery study: rationale for the recommendations and test-retest reliability of a dietary score measuring adherence to 10 specific recommendations for prevention of excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN: 1740-8695. 11 (1). s 20 - 32. doi:10.1111/mcn.12026.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Engel, Stephanie M; Klungsøyr, Kari; Harmon, Quaker E; Haugen, Margaretha; Bere, Elling (2014). Associations of adherence to the New Nordic Diet with risk of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE). ISSN: 0393-2990. 29 (10). s 753 - 765. doi:10.1007/s10654-014-9948-6.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Bere, Elling; Haugen, Margaretha; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2014). Development of a New Nordic Diet score and its association with gestational weight gain and fetal growth - A study performed in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Public Health Nutrition. ISSN: 1368-9800. 17 (9). s 1909 - 1918. doi:10.1017/S1368980014000421.
  • Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Haugen, Margaretha; Myhre, Ronny; Sengpiel, Verena; Englund-Ögge, Linda; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Borgen, Iren; Duarte-Salles, Talita; Papadopoulou, Eleni; Vejrup, Kristine; von Ruesten, Anne; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Birgisdottir, Bryndis Eva; Magnus, Per; Trogstad, Lill; Jacobsson, Bo; Bacelis, Jonas; Myking, Solveig; Knutsen, Helle Katrine; Kvalem, Helen Engelstad; Alexander, Jan; Mendez, Michelle; Meltzer, Helle Margrete (2014). Diet matters, particularly in pregnancy – Results from MoBa studies of maternal diet and pregnancy outcomes. Norsk Epidemiologi. ISSN: 0803-2491. 24 (1-2). s 63 - 77.
  • Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2019). Ungdommers kosthold - neste generasjons helse?.
  • Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Preconception dietary patterns during adolescence and risk of developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a Norwegian prospective cohort study.
  • Engeset, Dagrun; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2019). Students sleep, diet and health -Is there difference in eating habits between students who sleep less than what is recommended and those who sleep more?.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Røed, Margrethe; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Van Lippevelde, Wendy; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). A web-based intervention to promote healthy diets for toddlers: The Food4toddlers study.

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