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Mat i Sverige

Thank you for your interest in our research project: “Mat i Sverige” This study will improve the way we measure what people eat and these new measures will be used in other projects, including a large study starting in the coming months here in the region.


This research involves both Örebro University and Region Örebro län and is focused on how food and diet are important for health. Please read carefully the following description of what the study entails.

Description of the study
Over several months, we will contact you six times to complete a series of questionnaires about your diet.  If you were not born in Sweden, this study will also include one meeting where we will interview you about food shopping, food preparation and family meals.

The complete study description for participants is provided at the bottom of this page.

Why this study?
We want to improve the way we measure what people eat and this knowledge will be used for other studies.  These include a large research project in this region of approximately 17,000 families.  We will study diet and health, especially the health and development of young children.  To study diet on such a large scale, we need to know how we can best measure what people eat.  This study is very important, so that we can establish better methods of measuring what people eat.

Who can participate?
Women who are pregnant or have children under the age of 10 years.  We are interested in the foods you eat now, including briefly about your diet during pregnancy and -if applicable- breast feeding.  We are especially interested in diet and food preparation for women who were born in Syria, Iraq or Somalia since we know not enough about their diets.

If you are uncomfortable speaking Swedish or if you think that your language skills in Swedish will not be sufficient, then we will be able to arrange for an interpreter to help.

Your data & security
Any data you provide us with will be securely stored.  Your contact details will only be accessible to research staff who will need to contact you.  The answers you give in questionnaires or interviews are stored in such a way that they are kept separate from information that could identify you.  We will report on the results of this study in scientific journals, but will never report results for single participants or mention anyone's name.