Elva Gísladóttir PHOTOElva Gisladottir, Nutritionist, works at the Directorate of Health in Iceland (former The Public Health Institute of Iceland) in the division of Determinants of Health. Educational background: MSc in Nutrition and BSc in Biology and shorter courses in Public Health, e.g. Problem Solving in Public Health at the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Barcelona.  Current work: Health promotion and primary prevention in various settings with the aim to promote healthy habits among Icelanders through various channels. Takes part in projects coordinated by The Directorate of Health; Health Promoting pre-, primary and secondary schools, Health Promoting Workplaces and Health Promoting Communities. Took part in conducting the Icelandic National Dietary Survey of adults in 2010-2011. Nordic and European Projects: Taking part in the revision of criteria for the Nordic Key Hole. Has taken part in Nordic and EU funded projects and is currently taking part in the EU Joint Action on Chronic Diseases (CHRODIS) and the Nordic Project on reducing salt intake. Relevant memberships: World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHA), Young Public Health Nutrition Network (Vermillion), Young Gastein Network and Scholarship (years 2007, 2009, 2012) on behalf of the European Health Forum Gastein, DG SANCO and DG Research. Icelandic networks within public health and nutrition.

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