Nanna Lien

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Mobile phone 97593816 97 59 38 16
Room 3142
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Factors affecting food habits in different population groups, especially youth
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote healthy eating and reduce health risk, especially school-based
  • Socio-economic disparities in nutrition related health
  • Longitudinal studies and questionnaires as research method

Courses taught


  • 2002: PhD, Public health nutrition, University of Oslo
  • 1998: Practical pedagogical education, University of Oslo
  • 1996: Cand Agric, Food science and technology, Norwegian Agricultural University


  • 2007-present: Researcher in Public health nutrition, University of Oslo.
  • 2009-2011: Senior researcher (20%), The Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
  • 2002-2007: Post doctoral fellow in Public health nutrition, University of Oslo.
  • 1996-1997: Researcher in food science, Unilever Research Laboratory, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Positions held

  • 2003-present: Observational status, representing Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo in Kostforum - Samarbeidsorganet for kosthold og helse (Collaboration of NGOs on diet and health).
  • 2007-present: Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • 2009-present: Consultant of Work package I: Health behaviour interventions in schools at the Centre for Applied Research in Health Promotion and Prevention, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.
  • 2006-2007: Chair of the local organizing committee (acting), the 6th annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Oslo 2007.
  • 2002-2004: Chair of the Norwegian Nutrition Society.
  • 2001-2003: Board member of the European Nutrition Leadership Program Alumni Association (ENLPAA).


  • Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, University of Oslo,  Professor Arnstein Finset.
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Professors Sigmund A. Anderssen and Yngvar Ommundsen.
  • Department of Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL) University of Bergen, Professor Bente Wold.
  • Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health & Care Research VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Professor Johannes Brug.
  • Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium, Professor Lea Maes.
Tags: Children and adolescents, Longitudinal studies, Public health nutrition, Nutrition, Behaviour, Social inequalities in health


  • Gebremariam, Mekdes Kebede; Arah, Onyebuchi A.; Lien, Nanna; Næss, Øyvind; Ariansen, Inger Kristine Holtermann & Kjøllesdal, Marte Karoline Råberg (2018). Change in BMI Distribution over a 24-Year Period and Associated Socioeconomic Gradients: A Quantile Regression Analysis. Obesity.  ISSN 1930-7381.  26(4), s 769- 775 . doi: 10.1002/oby.22133 Show summary
  • Himberg-Sundet, Anne; Kristiansen, Anne Lene; Bjelland, Mona; Moser, Thomas; Holthe, Asle; Andersen, Lene Frost & Lien, Nanna (2018). Is the environment in kindergarten associated with the vegetables served and eaten? The BRA Study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948. . doi: 10.1177/1403494818756702 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Stok, F. Marijn; Renner, Britta; Clarys, Peter; Lien, Nanna; Lakerveld, Jeroen & Deliens, Tom (2018). Understanding eating behavior during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood: A literature review and perspective on future research directions. Nutrients.  ISSN 2072-6643.  10(6) . doi: 10.3390/nu10060667
  • Vennerød, Frida Felicia; Nicklaus, Sophie; Lien, Nanna & Almli, Valerie Lengard (2018). The development of basic taste sensitivity and preferences in children.. Appetite.  ISSN 0195-6663.  127, s 130- 137 Show summary
  • Altenburg, Teatske Maria; Singh, Amika Sonja; te Velde, Saskia J.; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Lien, Nanna; Bere, Elling; Molnár, Dénés; Jan, Nataša; Fernández-Alvira, Juan Miguel; Manios, Yanis; Bringolf-Isler, Bettina; Brug, Johannes & Chinapaw, Mai J. (2017). Actual and perceived weight status and its association with slimming and energy-balance related behaviours in 10- to 12-year-old European children: the ENERGY-project. Pediatric Obesity.  ISSN 2047-6302.  12(2), s 137- 145 . doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12120
  • Gebremariam, Mekdes Kebede; Chinapaw, Mai J.; Bringolf-Isler, Bettina; Bere, Elling; Kovács, Éva; Verloigne, Maïté; Stok, F. Marijn; Manios, Yannis; Brug, Johannes & Lien, Nanna (2017). Screen-based sedentary time: Association with soft drink consumption and the moderating effect of parental education in European children: The ENERGY study. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  12(2) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171537 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gebremariam, Mekdes Kebede; Lien, Nanna; Nianogo, Roch A. & Arah, Onyebuchi A. (2017). Mediators of socioeconomic differences in adiposity among youth: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews.  ISSN 1467-7881.  18(8), s 880- 898 . doi: 10.1111/obr.12547
  • Gebremariam, Mekdes Kebede; Vaqué-Crusellas, Cristina; Andersen, Lene Frost; Stok, F. Marijn; Stelmach-Mardas, Marta; Brug, Johannes & Lien, Nanna (2017). Measurement of availability and accessibility of food among youth: A systematic review of methodological studies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  ISSN 1479-5868.  14:22, s 1- 19 . doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0477-z

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  • Roos, Gun; Langøien, Lars Jørun; Terragni, Laura; Rugseth, Gro; Nicolaou, Mary; Holdsworth, Michelle; Stronks, Karien & Lien, Nanna (2018). Systematic mapping review of factors influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in ethnic minority groups in Europe: a DEDIPAC study.
  • Brug, Johannes; van der Ploeg, Hidde P; Loyen, Anne; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Allais, Olivier; Andersen, Lene Frost; Cardon, Greet; Capranica, Laura; Chastin, Sebastien; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; De Craemer, Marieke; Donnelly, Alan; Ekelund, Ulf; Finglas, Paul; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Hebestreit, Antje; Kubiak, Thomas; Lanza, Massimo; Lien, Nanna; MacDonncha, Ciaran; Mazzocchi, Mario; Monsivais, Pablo; Murphy, Marie; Nicolaou, Mary; Nöthlings, Ute; O'Gorman, Donal J; Renner, Britta; Roos, Gun; van den Berg, Matthijs; Schulze, Matthias B; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stronks, Karien; Volkert, Dorothee & Lakerveld, Jeroen (2017). Determinants of diet and physical activity (DEDIPAC): A summary of findings. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  ISSN 1479-5868.  14(1) . doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0609-5

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:41 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2012 9:14 AM