Nanna Wurr Stjernqvist

Postdoc, PhD, MSc
Diabetes Prevention Research
Team:Children and Youth


Phone: +45 23 74 40 45 

Research area

School health promotion research

Development and evaluation of school health promotion interventions using quantitative and qualitative methods. I have primarily worked with intervention development building on democratic health educational methods in relation to the development of social capital focusing on children as active agents in generating social capital. 

Food literacy in schoolchildren

Using a broad and positive concept of food literacy I’m working with the development and validation of a food literacy survey instrument for school children. I’m also exploring the underlying actions and mechanisms for developing food literacy as well as evaluating the effect of interventions aimed at promoting food literacy in school children.   

Current research

We Act – Together for health 

The ’We Act – Together for health’ project aims to develop a health promoting school intervention targeting school children aged 10-13 years old and to evaluate its implementation and effect on school children’s physical activity, food intake, wellbeing and social capital. We Act is designed according to the Health Promoting School approach and the health educational method Investigation – Vision – Action – Change (IVAC). The project is a collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark. 

Danish schoolchildren’s food literacy 

The project ’Danish schoolchildren’s food literacy ’ aims to develop tools to measure food literacy and food intake in schoolchildren in 6th and 7th grades and develop tools to explore effective mechanisms for developing food literacy in schoolchildren. Subsequently, the developed tools are used to evaluate the food camp ‘MADlejr’. The project is a collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark with finance from Arla Fonden.   

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