Maria Henström

Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral researcher and nutritionist working for health promotion with mHealth/eHealth obesity prevention interventions, with a special interest in parents support and child nutrition and feeding.

About me

Nutritionist and Postdoc in the IMPACT research group led by Prof Marie Löf. I am involved in various research projects and preventive health interventions within mHealth/eHealth, healthy eating behaviour, physical activity and screen time – both in adults (mainly pregnant women) as well as children and their parents. In addition, I do some teaching and course leading at the bachelor/masters program in nutrition at SU/KI, e.g. in digestion, genetics of IBS, and clinical nutrition. I have a nutrition background (educated nutritionist) and finished my PhD in Medical Science in May 2018 at the Dept. of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut), Karolinska Institutet (project: Genetics of irritable bowel syndrome, IBS). Since then, I’ve changed my research area completely. Now, my greatest interest lies in the first years of life, especially child nutrition, eating behaviour and parents feeding practice, and therefore I aim to contribute to more research on how to better support parents in establishing healthy eating and activity habits for their children – from the start of life. 

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