3rd Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2020

Frami | Seinäjoki, Finland






Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference 2020 is postponed.

Tuesday, March 31st

Theme: Health and Wellbeing Management

8:30-17:00        Registration and info

8:30-12:00        Lasten ja nuorten terveyden edistämisen hyvät käytänteet koulutusseminaari / Best practices in health promotion of children and adolescents (in Finnish language)

Arja Lassila, lasten ja perhepalveluiden alueylilääkäri, Seinäjoen kaupunki, pj.

Miten Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki näkyy työssämme
Ulla Frantti-Malinen, hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen koordinaattori, Seinäjoen kaupunki

Lasten ja nuorten terveyden edistäminen
Kalle Kurppa, Prof. Epanet-verkosto

Mobiilisovellukset tupakkatuotteiden käytön vähentämisen tukena
Terhi Kimpimäki, terveydenhoitaja, Seinäjoen kaupunki
Katriina Kuhalampi, lehtori, Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulu

Suun terveyden edistämisen hyvät käytänteet
Laura Karhu, suuhygienisti, Seinäjoen kaupunki

10:00-10:20       Tauko

Hoitoketjutyö ja hoitoketjujen merkitys lasten lihavuuden hoidossa
Marketta Dalla Valle,
lastentautien erikoislääkäri

Terveyden edistämisen vaikuttavuuden mittaaminen
Arja Lassila, lasten ja perhepalveluiden alueylilääkäri

Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki kehitysalustana
Helli Kitinoja, erityisasiantuntija, osaamisen vienti, Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulu

11:00-12:30       Lunch

12:30-13:00      Opening Ceremony

Jorma Rasinmäki, PhD, Mayor, City of Seinäjoki

Erkki Välimäki,
Director of City Development


13:00-14:30      Chair: Erkki Välimäki, Director of City Development, City of Seinäjoki

Child Friendly Cities Programme (CFCI)
Key-note Speaker: Reetta Mikkola, Advocacy Officer, CFCI, Unicef

Promotion of Pediatric Health by Primary and Secondary Prevention of Common Autoimmune Diseases
Key-note Speaker: Kalle Kurppa, Prof. Tampere University, Epanet Network

14:30-15:00      Refreshments

15:00-17:00      Roundtable: Child Health Promotion

Chair Kalle Kurppa, Prof. Tampere University, Epanet Network
Merja Hoffrén-Mikkola, PhD, Principal Lecturer Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Soili Alanne, PhD South Ostrobothnia Health Care District


18:00-20:00      Seinäjoki City Reception

Venue: Seinäjoki City Hall
Address: Kirkkokatu 6

Welcome Speeches


Wednesday, April 1st

Theme: Participation and Empowering

9:00-11:00       Site Visits (Busses from the Hotel Scandic at 8:40)

Site Visit 1: Early Education Center / Kindergarten Taika
Participation and Empowering of Children and their Parents in Early Education

Site Visit 2: Food Service Department Alvariina, City of Seinäjoki
Customer Participation in Catering Services

Susanna Suorauha, Food Service Specialist in Food Service Department, City of Seinäjoki
Paula Rauhala, Food Service Department, City of Seinäjoki

10:30-11:00      Refreshments

11:00-11:45    Chair: Jaakko Hallila, PhD, Manager of Research and Development, School of Health Care and Social Work, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

The Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center provides a Framework for developing the City as a Socially Sustainable, active and green city with a human scale
Key-note Speaker: Anssi Lassila, Prof. University of Oulu, Opeaa Ltd.

11:45-12:00      Cultural Performance

12:00-13:00      Lunch

13:00-13:45    Chair: Jaakko Hallila, PhD, Manager of Research and Development, School of Health Care and Social Work, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Indicators for health improvement of children and adolescents and their families in school and community setting: Putting practice into evidence for translation into policies
Key-note Speaker: Albert Lee, Prof. Chinese University of Hong Kong

13:45-14:15      Child Friendly Cities – Case Hämeenlinna

Sari Rautio, Chairman of City Executive Board, City of Hämeenlinna

14:15-14:45      Abstract Presentation: Buddies for Children and Youngsters

 Karina Brix Nissen, Assistant Prof. Professionshøjskolen UCN, Denmark

14:45-15:00      Refreshments

15:00-16:30      Roundtable: Child Obesity Preventive Programmes

Chair Peter Bergsten, Prof. Uppsala University
Kumi Saito: Elementary School attached to University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan
Shio Tsuda: Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Youth Empowerment and Health (poster)


15:00-16:30      Workshop: Outreach Youth Work – Companionship build on Trust

Jaakko Lehtolainen, Outreach youth worker, City of Seinäjoki
Päivi Kandolin, Outreach youth worker, City of Seinäjoki

17:30-21:00      The Future of Prevention – Promoting Health and Wellbeing with Business

Event for the Companies and Conference Guests.

Venue: Kalevan Navetta
Address: Nyykoolinkatu 25

17:30 Buffee
18:15 Opening the Evening Session

 Redesigning family and child-friendliness
Key-note Speaker: Minna Koskelo, CEO, Future Designer, 11Helsinki Ltd.


 Panel Discussion: Building up wellbeing and health of children with business
Moderator Pertti Kinnunen, CEO, South Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce
Tapio Korjus, Rector, Kuortane Olympic Training Center
Mervi Lamminen, CEO, Auntie Solutions Ltd.

 Company Pitching and Networking
21:00 Closing the Event

Free entrance to the Art Exhibition www.seinajoentaidehalli.fi and Taito Shop in the same building.


Thursday, April 2nd

Theme: Child Obesity Prevention

9:00-10:20      Chair: TBA

How do we know what makes a difference in combatting childhood obesity?
Key-note Speaker: Peter Bergsten, Prof. Uppsala University

Development of a preschool-based family-involving intervention study promoting preschoolers’ energy balance-related behaviours and self-regulation skills – preliminary results and reflections
Key-note Speaker: Carola Ray, Adjunct Prof. Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland

10:20-10:30      Refreshments

10:30-12:00      Abstract Presentations

Chair: Peter Bergsten, Prof. Uppsala University

Healthy Parents and Children in 21, Japan
Shio Tsuda, Ass. Prof. Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Is lowering the threshold for treatment of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy associated with reduced childhood obesity risk? Follow-up after a stepped wedge randomized treatment trial in Sweden
Helena Fadl, MD, PhD, Örebro University Hospital

A Multilevel Analysis of Individual and Community Effect on Infant and Young Children Feeding Practices in Urban Areas of sub Saharan Africa: Evidence from DHS
Jesman M.N. Chintsanya, PhD, Department of Population Studies, University of Malawi

Leena Arjanne, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland

12:00-13:00      Lunch

13:00-14:45      Chair: TBA

Arja Lassila, District Medical Chief of Child and Family Services, City of Seinäjoki

Leena Koivusilta, Prof. Turku University

Building Partnership Model in Enhancement of Healthy Kids Society: A Comparative Analysis of Developed and Developing Countries
David Omondi Okeyo, PhD, Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI)

14:45-15:30      Closing the Conference

Conclusions and closing words


We reserve the right to make changes.

Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on March 2020!

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