Scopus Author ID: 6602575176
As a researcher in the field of human nutrition, my primary goal is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the scientific basis for optimal health and well-being through healthy diets. Throughout my career, I have been involved in various research projects related to foods, nutrient metabolism, and impact on health. My research interests are diverse, but they all revolve around promoting optimal health and well-being.
One area of my research is focused on the development of targeted food-based dietary guidelines that encounter nutrient adequacy, health promotion, environmental sustainability, and cultural acceptability. Here, I build on my experience and profound understanding of the science-based setting of dietary reference values (nutrients recommendations). I believe that effective food-based dietary guidelines should not only promote health but also be sustainable and culturally acceptable to individuals and communities.
In my research, I build on my insights into the scientific basis for setting health claims. My research explores the effectiveness of health claims in promoting healthier diets. I’m interested in identifying effective strategies for using health claims to improve public health through healthier diets.
Another area of my research is healthy aging. Here, the ultimate goal is to improve quality of life for older adults and reduce the burden of age-related health problems. My research in this area focuses on identifying dietary and lifestyle factors that can help older adults maintain independence, quality of life, and prevent age-related health problems. My current research activities relate to bone and muscle health during aging, with a focus on dietary intake of calcium, protein quantity and quality.
In addition to my research activities, I am committed to disseminating my findings and collaborating with fellow researchers, policymakers, and community stakeholders.
Possible conflicts of interest
- Member of the Danish Council on Health and Disease Prevention