Being overweight increasingly common in the world

Excess weight and obesity during childhood is associated with great risks to future health. Body mass index (BMI, which is the weight in kg divided by the square of the height in cm) is a common measure of excess weight and obesity even though normal values for children are different from those of adults. A summary of the situation

Seinäjoko model to combat obesity in children and adolescents

We often read reports of obesity and overweight increasing worldwide and that these trends are hard to reverse. We are therefore pleased to learn that there are examples of public health projects that have managed to reverse this trend. In Läkartididningen nr 37 there is a report from the city of Seinäjoki in southern Ostrobothnia. They have, by encouraging students to

Small children have accidents – often their teeth are affected

One of the most common accidents to occur to small children is that they fall and hit their teeth. Mostly at 1-2 years of age when they first learn to go and start climbing. Statistics show that games, sports, fights and traffic are where most accidents occur among children and adolescents. Among the youngest children

The Northpop study in the magazine Allergia

The Northpop study was highlighted in the Swedish magazine Allergia (link to article), where the researcher Christina West and the midwife Hanna Nyström participated in the magazine. The article was written by Yvonne Rittvall.

Northpop study at Fråga doktorn

On the 7th of November 2016, the Northpop study was published at the television program "Fråga doktorn". Click here to see the program. It starts at 8:27.

250 participants!

The Northpop study has gained 250 participants, which we celebrated with a cake.


On Monday 9 May, the Northpop study will kick off. After several years of planning, it’s at last time to start! There will be a party at the specialist maternity care clinic and everyone is welcome to come, young and old! Welcome!

“Forskningsnytt”, theme Northpop

The latest issue of Forskningsnytt on the theme of Northpop will soon be sent out to all child healthcare centres in Västerbotten. You can read the latest issue here: Forskningsnytt Tema: Northpop

New Northpop-recipe!

I samarbete med barndietist och gastronom Ulrica Johansson så får deltagarna i Northpop-studien tillgång till goda och näringsrika recept på sin personliga inloggningssida. Idag har receptbanken uppdaterats med två goda drycker.  

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