PhD defence - Jutta Kloppenborg Heick Skau

Jutta Kloppenborg Heick Skau is defending her PhD thesis

Preventing undernutrition in Cambodia

Assessing the effects of improved local complementary food on growth

Time

13 January 2013 at 13:00

Venue

Auditorium A2-70.04 Marmorhallen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C

Opponents

Susanne Gjedsted Bügel (Chair), Associated Professor, Department of Nutrition Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

Saskia de Pee, Senior nutrition advisor, World Food Programme, Rome
                                           
André Briend, Affiliated Professor, Department of International Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Supervisors

Nanna Roos, Associated Professor, Department of Nutrition Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

Henrik Friis, Professor, Department of Nutrition Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

Kim F Michaelsen, Professor, Department of Nutrition Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

Frank Wieringa, Senior Researcher,  Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Montpellier, France

About the thesis

The aim of this thesis was to assess the nutritional impact of both international-formulated and locally produced complementary food products on body composition and linear growth of 6-15 month-old Cambodian children; to assess nutritional status in association to body composition of 6 and 15 month-old Cambodian children, respectively; and the ability of local food items to prevent undernutrition in Cambodia.

Furthermore, to describe the challenges there are with prevention of malnutrition in Cambodia.

2014, 122 pages, ISBN 978 87 7611 633 0