Organisation och personal

Maria Somaraki

doktorand vid Institutionen för kostvetenskap

E-post:
maria.somaraki[AT-tecken]ikv.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 2340
Fax:
018-471 2261
Besöksadress:
BMC
Husargatan 3
752 37 Uppsala
Postadress:
Box 560
751 22 UPPSALA

Kort presentation

Doktorand i kostvetenskap, Medicine masterexamen med inriktning folkhälsoepidemiologi, Kandidatexamen i Nutrition och Dietetik.

Hur kan vi på bästa sätt stödja de föräldrar som behöver hjälpa sitt barn till bättre matvanor? Jag är dietist och det övergripande syftet i min avhandling är att undersöka hur matbeteende hos barn förändras efter en behandling av barnfetma. Jag följer upp familjer från Mer-och Mindre-studien, en randomiserad kontrollerad interventionsstudie i Stockholms län.

Nyckelord: feeding practices child eating behaviour early obesity treatment

Mina kurser

Biografi

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I am born on the Greek Island Crete where Mediterranean food has a special place in our hearts. I have studied to become a clinical dietitian in Greece. Since August 2016 I have been a PhD student at the Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Forskning

My research experience includes two research projects in the realm of obesity-related parent-child interactions. First, I investigated maternal feeding practices with regard to maternal migrant background based on data from three cohorts in Sweden (over 1,000 participants). Then, I set out to explore perceived child eating behaviours in a multicultural sample in Sweden. These studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and the major findings have been presented at European conferences.

My next research project is part of the More and Less study, M&L. It is a randomised controlled trial that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of obesity treatment in children four to six years old at 1-year and 4-year postbaseline. The project focuses on evidence-based parenting practices and my objective is to identify the role of parental feeding practices and child eating behaviours in obesity treatment using longitudinal data and measurements at the different time points.

Thesis title: “Early obesity: Parental feeding, child eating behaviours and effects of interventions”

Supervisor: Paulina Nowicka, Associate Professor, Uppsala University

Co-supervisors: Anna Ek, Postdoctoral Fellow, Karolinska Institutet and Pernilla Sandvik, Postdoctoral Fellow, Uppsala University

Publikationer

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