PhD defence by Tine Buch-Andersen

Effects of a multi-component community-based health promotion intervention on eating behavior and overweight in children: Results from the SoL project


16.06.2016 kl. 13.00 - 16.00


Emerging evidence supports the implementation of complex interventions that include multiple levels, components and settings to improve public health among children and families. The PhD project examined the effects of a multi-component community-based intervention on eating behavior and overweight among three- to eight-year-old children.

The PhD project was based on data from the Danish SoL (from the Danish Sundhed og Lokalsamfund / Health and Local Community) project, a research and development project involving three research institutions, Aalborg University, Steno Diabetes Center, Research Centre for Prevention and Health, and local partners. The intervention was implemented in three local communities of Bornholm. The PhD project examined the validity of a newly developed food- frequency questionnaire, and reported on intervention effects using anthropometric and dietary intake data.

The PhD project contributes to the literature on complex community-based studies among children and discusses the methodological challenges of measuring the intervention effects.

Evaluation Committee:

Researcher Inge Huybrechts, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. Guest Professor in Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Associate Professor Jennifer Lyn Baker, Section for Metabolic Genetics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Henrik Bøggild, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark (chairman of the committee)


Professor Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Department of Clinical Medicine, Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Denmark


Associate Professor Federico Jose A Perez Cueto Eulert, Sensory and Consumer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Senior Research Fellow Ulla Nørgaard Toft, Research Centre for Prevention and Health, The Capital Region of Denmark


Associate Professor Frantisek Sudzina, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark


Tine, Research group Foodscapes, Innovation and Network and Department of Development and Planning will host a reception from 16-18 in our FoodscapeLab at Frederikskaj 10A, ground floor, after the defence.

Please report your participation no later than Monday the 13th of June at 12:00, by registration in this doodle


Free of charge


Department of Development and Planning


Frederikskaj 10A, 2450 Copenhagen SV, room 0.133

Registration Deadline

13.06.2016 kl. 12.00