Keynote: Carola Ray

Adjunct professor, PhD, Master in Nutrition, senior researcher at Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki

Adjunct Professor Carola Ray has a PhD in public health and a Master in Nutrition. She is a senior researcher at Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki, and she works in the “Increased Health and Wellbeing in Preschools study” (the DAGIS study). She is experienced in health promoting, working about 10 years promoting healthy nutrition, and thereafter more than ten years doing research about children’s energy balance-related behaviours. Of special interest is how psychosocial and physical environments influence young and older children’s energy balance-related behaviours.

Topic of her presentation is Development of a preschool-based family-involving intervention study promoting preschoolers’ energy balance-related behaviours and self-regulation skills – preliminary results and reflections.



3rd International Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Conference is held on 31st March – 2nd April in the City of Seinäjoki, Finland. More information