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Sissel Heidi Helland

Associate Professor

 
Kontor:
I1-021 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

I am a member of the priority research center Lifecourse Nutrition, which focuses on food and nutrition in the early stages of life. My scientific work revolves around food and meals in early childhood education and care (ECEC): particularly focusing on preschool children,with a special emphasis on food neophobia and food preferences and food courage, the staffs food- and meal practices in ECEC, and the implementation of health-promoting and educational interventions, including the Sapere method.

I serve as the program coordinator for specialization in food and meal in ECEC teacher education, as well as for the continuing education course: Food and Meals in ECEC, for Teachers.

Forskning

  • Food and meals  in kindergarten (ECEC)
  • Food neophobia and Food courage
  • Feeding practices/style
  • Sapere method
  • ECEC teachers and their  food and meal experiences
  • Implementation of health-promoting food and meal interventions in ECEC

You can find more information here: 

https://www.uia.no/en/research/priority-research-centres/centre-for-lifecourse-nutrition

Undervisning

Kindergarten (ECEC) teacher education, bachelor, master and continuing education course.

Arbeidserfaring

  • Cook
  • Kindergarten (ECEC) teacher and head
  • Supervisor/teacher for students in ECEC practice
  • Associated professor at UiA

 

Faglige interesser

  • Children's food variety
  • Early healthy eating development and establishment of food habits
  • Food and meal arrangements in ECEC
  • Cooking
  • Ecucational, health-promoting food and meal pratices
  • Children as role models
  • Sensory perceptions and the Sapere method
  • Food neophobia and picky eating
  • Food courage and food enjoyment
  • Food literacy
  • ECEC staffs food preferences and food neophobia
  • Implementation of helath-promoting food and meal interventions
  • Guidance, collaboration, and leadership in ECEC

Prosjekter

  • Food Courage
  • Food Courage 2.0
  • Nutrition Now

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner

  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Vejrup, Kristine; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2024). I’m not sure whether I will implement it”: exploring barriers and facilitators to implementing a digital “healthy eating” resource in early education and care settings - teachers’ perspectives.. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 24doi:10.1186/s12889-024-19014-7..
  • Medin, Anine Christine; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Helle, Christine; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Wills, Andrew Keith; Osorio, Natalie Garzon; Lian, Henrik; Iveland Ersfjord, Torunn; van Daele, Wim; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Gebremariam, Mekdes; Grasaas, Erik; Kiland, Charlotte; von Thiele Schwarz, Ulrica; Hope Abel, Marianne; Love, Penny; Campbell, Karen; Rutter, Harry; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2024). Scaling up evidence-based digital early life nutrition interventions in a county setting: an implementation trial – protocol for Phase 2 of the Nutrition Now project. Frontiers in Public Health. ISSN: 2296-2565. 11doi:10.3389/fpubh.2023.1326787.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Grasaas, Erik; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2022). Staff feeding practices, food neophobia, and educational level in early education and care settings: A cross-sectional study. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 180doi:10.1016/j.appet.2022.106379.
  • Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Wills, Andrew Keith; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Effectiveness of a kindergarten-based intervention to increase vegetable intake and reduce food neophobia amongst 1-year-old children: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Food & Nutrition Research (FNR). ISSN: 1654-6628. 65doi:10.29219/fnr.v65.7679.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Strømmer, Sofia; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Wow! They really like celeriac! Kindergarten teachers' experiences of an intervention to increase 1-year-olds' acceptance of vegetables. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 166doi:10.1016/j.appet.2021.105581.
  • 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.
  • Johannessen, Berit; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Fegran, Liv; Bere, Elling (2018). "A bumpy road": Kindergarten staff experiences of participation in an intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 127s 37 - 43. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.008.
  • 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.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bere, Elling; Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Food neophobia and its association with intake of fish and other selected foods in a Norwegian sample of toddlers: A cross-sectional study. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 114s 110 - 117. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.025.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Fremtidens barnehager – økt fokus på barns medvirkning i matlaging i barnehagen. Mat- og måltidsaktiviteter i barnehagen. ISBN: 9788215027265. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel 4. s 57 - 67.
  • Djupegot, Ingrid Laukeland; Nenseth, Camilla; Bere, Elling; Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Stea, Tonje Holte (2017). The association between time scarcity, sociodemographic correlates and consumption of ultra-processed foods among parents in Norway: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4408-3.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bere, Elling; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2016). Study protocol for a multi-component kindergarten-based intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers: a cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 16 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2952-x.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Barn, matmot og måltider. Helsefremmende og pedagogisk praksis.. ISBN: 9788202709778. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 164.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helle, Christine; Helland, Sissel Heidi (2024). Forskerfokus: Den lange veien mot (noe) Matnyttig.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2023). The Sapere Method in Early Childhood Education and Care. Nutrition Now project and Sensory training according to the Sapere method.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helland, Sissel Heidi (2023). Matnyttig- Å fremme gode matvaner og matomsorg de første 1000 dagene av et barns liv.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helland, Sissel Heidi (2023). Matnyttig- å fremme gode matvaner og matomsorg de første 1000 dagene av livet..
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi (2023). Måltidene i barnehagen: hvordan og hvorfor arbeide med matglede & matmot?.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Vejrup, Kristine; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2023). Facilitators and barriers related to the forthcoming implementation of a web-based “healthy eating” resource to support ECEC staff: A qualitative interview study with teachers.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi (2023). Implementering av Matnyttigs måltidsråd: Hvordan øve og veilede for felles måltidspedagogiskpraksis i avdelingen?.

Sist endret: 5.04.2024 08:04