Saara Vanhatalo


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Research interests

My research interest is in promoting peoples’ well-being by healthy eating. Health-beneficial changes in eating behaviour are targeted both via reflective and automatic cognitive processes to make healthy choices attractive and easy to excecute. We use for example self-monitoring of behaviours, nudging and virtual reality technolgies to promote healthy eating.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Life sciences, Doctorate, DSc., University of Eastern Finland


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