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Christina Berg


Christina Berg
Food and Nutrition
+46 31 786 4207

Room number: C2 19
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 5 , 41120 Göteborg

Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2048
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 5 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Christina Berg

Professor Christina Berg is registered dietician and PhD. Her dissertation (2002), entitled "Influences on school children's dietary selection: Focus on fat and fiber at breakfast", deals with food choices among children and adolescents and influencing factors.

Christina's main research interests are health promotion, food choice and dietary habits.


Jonsson L, Froberg A, Korp P, Larsson C, Berg C, and Lindgren E C, Possibilities and challenges in developing and implementing an empowerment-based school-intervention in a Swedish disadvantaged community. Health Promot Int. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz021

Froberg A, Jonsson L, Berg C, Lindgren E C, Korp P, Lindwall M, Raustorp A, and Larsson C, Effects of an Empowerment-Based Health-Promotion School Intervention on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time among Adolescents in a Multicultural Area. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018; 15(11).

Holmberg C, Berg C, Hillman T, Lissner L, and Chaplin J E, Self-presentation in digital media among adolescent patients with obesity: Striving for integrity, risk-reduction, and social recognition. Digit Health. 2018; 4: 2055207618807603.

Holmberg C, Larsson C, Korp P, Lindgren E C, Jonsson L, Froberg A, Chaplin J E, and Berg C, Empowering aspects for healthy food and physical activity habits: adolescents' experiences of a school-based intervention in a disadvantaged urban community. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2018; 13(sup1): 1487759.

Holmberg C, Berg C, Dahlgren J, Lissner L, and Chaplin J E, Health literacy in a complex digital media landscape: Pediatric obesity patients' experiences with online weight, food, and health information. Health Informatics J. 2018: 1460458218759699.

Rendahl J, Korp P, Ekstrom M P, and Berg C, Eating and risk: adolescents' reasoning regarding body and image. Health Education. 2018; 118(3): 262-276.

Rendahl J, Korp P, Ekstrom M P, and Berg C, Adolescents' trust in food messages and their sources. British Food Journal. 2017; 119(12): 2712-2723.

Rendahl J, Risenfors S, Pipping Ekstrom M, Korp P, and Berg C, Forskarinitierat rollspel med efterföljande fokusgruppintervju: En metod för att främja delaktighet och reflektion. Educare. 2017(2): 31-55.

Hornell A, Berg C, Forsum E, Larsson C, Sonestedt E, Akesson A, Lachat C, Hawwash D, Kolsteren P, Byrnes G, De Keyzer W, Van Camp J, Cade J E, Greenwood D C, Slimani N, Cevallos M, Egger M, Huybrechts I, and Wirfalt E, Perspective: An Extension of the STROBE Statement for Observational Studies in Nutritional Epidemiology (STROBE-nut): Explanation and Elaboration. Adv Nutr. 2017; 8(5): 652-678.

Jonsson L, Berg C, Larsson C, Korp P, and Lindgren E C, Facilitators of Physical Activity: Voices of Adolescents in a Disadvantaged Community. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017; 14(8).

Olafsdottir S and Berg C, Food appearances in children's television programmes in Iceland. Public Health Nutr. 2017: 1-7.

Jonsson L, Larsson C, Berg C, Korp P, and Lindgren E C, What undermines healthy habits with regard to physical activity and food? Voices of adolescents in a disadvantaged community, in International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 2017.

Froberg A, Berg C, Larsson C, Boldemann C, and Raustorp A, Combinations of epoch durations and cut-points to estimate sedentary time and physical activity among adolescents. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 2017.

Mehlig K, Berg C, Bjorck L, Nyberg F, Olin A C, Rosengren A, Strandhagen E, Toren K, Thelle D S, and Lissner L, Cohort Profile: The INTERGENE Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2017.

Whitehead R, Berg C, Cosma A, Gobina I, Keane E, Neville F, Ojala K, and Kelly C, Trends in Adolescent Overweight Perception and Its Association With Psychosomatic Health 2002-2014: Evidence From 33 Countries. J Adolesc Health. 2017; 60(2): 204-211.

Froberg A, Larsson C, Berg C, Boldemann C, and Raustorp A, Accelerometer-measured physical activity among adolescents in a multicultural area characterized by low socioeconomic status. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2016; 30(3).

Lachat C, Hawwash D, Ocke M C, Berg C, Forsum E, Hornell A, Larsson C, Sonestedt E, Wirfalt E, Akesson A, Kolsteren P, Byrnes G, De Keyzer W, Van Camp J, Cade J E, Slimani N, Cevallos M, Egger M, and Huybrechts I, Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology-Nutritional Epidemiology (STROBE-nut): An Extension of the STROBE Statement. PLoS Med. 2016; 13(6): e1002036.

Holmberg C, J E C, Hillman T, and Berg C, Adolescents' presentation of food in social media: An explorative study. Appetite. 2016; 99: 121-9.

Olafsdottir S and Berg C, Food appearances in children's television programmes in Sweden. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 2016; 40(4): 484-91.

Berg C, Strandhagen E, Mehlig K, Subramoney S, Lissner L, and Björck L, Normal weight adiposity in a Swedish population: How well is cardiovascular risk associated with excess body fat captured by BMI? Obesity Science & Practice. 2015; 1(1): 50-58.

Gustavsson J, Mehlig K, Leander K, Berg C, Tognon G, Strandhagen E, Bjorck L, Rosengren A, Lissner L, and Nyberg F, FTO gene variation, macronutrient intake and coronary heart disease risk: a gene-diet interaction analysis. Eur J Nutr. 2016; 55(1): 247-55.

Berg C and Forslund H B, The influence of portion size and timing of meals on weight balance and obesity. Curr Obes Rep. 2015; 4(1): 11-8.

Pettersson S and Berg C M, Hydration status in elite wrestlers, judokas, boxers, and taekwondo athletes on competition day. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014; 24(3): 267-75.

Olafsdottir S, Berg C, Eiben G, Lanfer A, Reisch L, Ahrens W, Kourides Y, Molnar D, Moreno L A, Siani A, Veidebaum T, and Lissner L, Young children's screen activities, sweet drink consumption and anthropometry: results from a prospective European study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014; 68(2): 223-8.

Pettersson S and Berg C M, Dietary intake at competition in elite olympic combat sports. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014; 24(1): 98-109.

Olafsdottir S, Eiben G, Prell H, Hense S, Lissner L, Marild S, Reisch L, and Berg C, Young children's screen habits are associated with consumption of sweetened beverages independently of parental norms. Int J Public Health. 2014; 59(1): 67-75.

Mehlig K, Leander K, de Faire U, Nyberg F, Berg C, Rosengren A, Bjorck L, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Tognon G, Toren K, Strandhagen E, Lissner L, and Thelle D, The association between plasma homocysteine and coronary heart disease is modified by the MTHFR 677C>T polymorphism. Heart. 2013; 99(23): 1761-5.

Pettersson S, Ekstrom M P, and Berg C M, Practices of weight regulation among elite athletes in combat sports: a matter of mental advantage? J Athl Train. 2013; 48(1): 99-108.

Pettersson S, Pipping Ekstrom M, and Berg C M, The food and weight combat. A problematic fight for the elite combat sports athlete. Appetite. 2012; 59(2): 234-242.

Tognon G, Berg C, Mehlig K, Thelle D, Strandhagen E, Gustavsson J, Rosengren A, and Lissner L, Comparison of apolipoprotein (apoB/apoA-I) and lipoprotein (total cholesterol/HDL) ratio determinants. Focus on obesity, diet and alcohol intake. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7): e40878.

Conner M, Hugh-Jones S, and Berg C, Using the two-factor Theory of Planned Behaviour to predict adolescent breakfast choices. Educational & Child Psychology 2011; 28(4): 37-50.

Prell H, Palmblad E, Lissner L, and Berg C M, Health discourse in Swedish television food advertising during children's peak viewing times. Appetite. 2011; 56(3): 607-616.

Berg C M, Thelle D S, Rosengren A, Lissner L, Toren K, and Olin A C, Decreased exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) in obese with asthma symptoms: Data from the population study INTERGENE/ADONIX. Chest. 2011; 139(5): 1109-1116.

Kelly B, Halford J C, Boyland E J, Chapman K, Bautista-Castano I, Berg C, Caroli M, Cook B, Coutinho J G, Effertz T, Grammatikaki E, Keller K, Leung R, Manios Y, Monteiro R, Pedley C, Prell H, Raine K, Recine E, Serra-Majem L, Singh S, and Summerbell C, Television food advertising to children: a global perspective. Am J Public Health. 2010; 100(9): 1730-6.

Strandhagen E, Berg C, Lissner L, Nunez L, Rosengren A, Toren K, and Thelle D S, Selection bias in a population survey with registry linkage: potential effect on socioeconomic gradient in cardiovascular risk. Eur J Epidemiol. 2010; 25(3): 163-72.

Berg C, Lappas G, Wolk A, Strandhagen E, Toren K, Rosengren A, Thelle D, and Lissner L, Eating patterns and portion size associated with obesity in a Swedish population. Appetite. 2009; 52(1): 21-6.

Berg C M, Lappas G, Strandhagen E, Wolk A, Toren K, Rosengren A, Aires N, Thelle D S, and Lissner L, Food patterns and cardiovascular disease risk factors: the Swedish INTERGENE research program. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008; 88(2): 289-97.

Berg C, Rosengren A, Aires N, Lappas G, Toren K, Thelle D, and Lissner L, Trends in overweight and obesity from 1985 to 2002 in Goteborg, West Sweden. Int J Obes (Lond). 2005; 29(8): 916-24.

Prell H C, Berg M C, Jonsson L M, and Lissner L, A school-based intervention to promote dietary change. J Adolesc Health. 2005; 36(6): 529.

Berg C M, Lissner L, Aires N, Lappas G, Toren K, Wilhelmsen L, Rosengren A, and Thelle D S, Trends in blood lipid levels, blood pressure, alcohol and smoking habits from 1985 to 2002: results from INTERGENE and GOT-MONICA. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2005; 12(2): 115-25.

Berg C, Jonsson I, Conner M, and Lissner L, Perceptions and reasons for choice of fat- and fibre-containing foods by Swedish schoolchildren. Appetite. 2003; 40(1): 61-7.
Prell H C, Berg M C, and Jonsson L M, Why don´t adolescents eat fish? Factors influencing fish consumption in school. Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition. 2002; 46(4): 184-191.

Berg M C, Jonsson I, Conner M T, and Lissner L, Relation between breakfast food choices and knowledge of dietary fat and fiber among Swedish schoolchildren. J Adolesc Health. 2002; 31(2): 199-207.

Berg C, Jonsson I, and Conner M, Understanding choice of milk and bread for breakfast among Swedish children aged 11-15 years: an application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Appetite. 2000; 34(1): 5-19.

Berg C, Jonsson I, Conner M T, and Lissner L, Sources of bias in a dietary survey of children. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1998; 52(9): 663-7.

Berg C och Helleve A, Nytt nordiskt protokoll för metoder att följa barns exponering för marknadsföring av livsmedel. Nordisk Nutrition. 2018(4): 25-28.

Berg C, Stora portioner leder till större konsumtion av mat och dryck. Nordisk Nutrition. 2016(1): 15-17.

Berg C, Värför äter vi inte som vi bör? Ikaros:Tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen. 2014(2): 29-30.

Magnusson M, Berg C, and Mårild S, Barn måste få chans till hälsosamma vanor: Ledande politiker bör ta sitt ansvar for att motverka fetma hos barn. Läkartidningen. 2013; 110(37): 1592-3.

Berg C, Portionsstorleken har betydelse: Lagom är bäst! Nordisk Nutrition. 2012(2): 14-16.

Berg C, Kostfaktorer och det metabola syndromet: Observationsstudier i fokus. Nordisk Nutrition. 2010(2): 28-30.

Yngve A, Hambraeus L, Lissner L, Serra Majem L, Vaz de Almeida M D, Berg C, Hughes R, Cannon G, Thorsdottir I, Kearney J, Gustafsson J A, Rafter J, Elmadfa I, and Kennedy N, The Women's Health Initiative. What is on trial: nutrition and chronic disease? Or misinterpreted science, media havoc and the sound of silence from peers? Public Health Nutr. 2006; 9(2): 269-72.

Berg C, Influences on schoolchildren's dietary selection: Focus on fat and fibre at breakfast. Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition. 2002; 46(4): 194-196.

Berg C, Bertéus Forslund, Hallmyr, Hedström, Magnusson, Wretlind. Bra liv i Gårdsten: När invånarna själva får råda. 2018, Göteborgs universitet och Västra Götalands regionen: Göteborg.

Ólafsdóttir S, Marniemi A, Andersen M C, Berg C, Prell H, Gísladóttir E, and Helleve A, Monitoring food marketing to children: A joint Nordic monitoring protocol for marketing of foods and beverages high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) towards children and young people. 2018, Nordic Counsel of Ministers: Copenhagen.

Berg C, Pettersson S, and Rendahl J, Att måla maten i svart och vitt, in Mat är mer än mat. Samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv på mat och måltider, K. Bergström, et al., Editors. 2015, Göteborgs universitet: Göteborg. p. 79-90.

Berg C and Magnusson M, eds. Forskning för en friskare generation: Levnadsförhållanden, vanor och hälsosam vikt. 2012, Göteborgs universitet: Göteborg.

Berg C and Jonsson L, Matkonsumtionen och hälsan, in Konsumtionsrapporten 2008, M. Mankila and Centrum för konsumtionsvetenskap, Editors. 2008, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet: Göteborg.

Berg C and Winkvist A, Äta och mäta, bakom kulisserna, in Hushållsvetenskap & Co, M. Pipping Ekström, et al., Editors. 2007, Institutionen för mat, hälsa och miljö, Göteborgs universitet: Göteborg. p. 95-109.

Latest publications

Nytt nordiskt protokoll för metoder att följa barns exponering för marknadsföring av livsmedel
Christina Berg, Arnfinn Helleve
Nordisk Nutrition, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Fruit and vegetable intake of adolescents living in a Swedish multicultural area
Julia Wanselius, Christina Berg, Christel Larsson
EGEA 2018. Nutrition & Health: from science to practice. 7-9 November, Lyon. , Poster 2018

Bra liv i Gårdsten: När invånarna själva för råda
Christina Berg, Helene Berteus Forslund, Moa Hallmyr, Cecilia Hedström, Maria B Magnusson et al.
Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet och Västra Götalandsregionen, Report 2018

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An Empowerment-Based School Intervention in a Low Socioeconomic and Multicultural Area
Linus Jonsson, Andreas Fröberg, Peter Korp, Christel Larsson, Christina Berg et al.
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Abstract Book, 2018, Poster 2018


Cohort Profile: The INTERGENE Study.
Kirsten Mehlig, Christina Berg, Lena Björck, Fredrik Nyberg, Anna-Carin Olin et al.
International journal of epidemiology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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