Camilla Trab Damsgaard

Camilla Trab Damsgaard

Associate Professor

Researcher ID: B-4866-2015

Scopus Author ID: 12040179400

My research is focused on the effects of the diet in childhood on nutritional status, growth, bone health and cardiometabolic profile, with the ultimate goal of improving dietary recommendations for children, promote a healthy weight and prevent lifestyle diseases from early life. I have profound experience with biomarkers of nutritional status and have worked with immune function and cog­nitive function in children. During the last 15 years I have specialized in designing and leading large high-quality randomized trials in children, but I also work with observational data. During 2011-2014 I managed the large OPUS School Meal Study involving more than 800 school children with >10 partners. Since then I have designed and led a number of large cross-disciplinary research projects with children from infancy to adolescence, investigating the effects of foods and nutrients on nutrient status, growth, body composition and cardiometabolic health, mainly in randomized designs. I currently lead two WPs in the large multi-level multi-component cluster-RCT Generation Healthy Kids, which aims at promoting healthy weigth, wellbeing and health behaviors among approx. 2000 school children in 24 local communities.

I have strong collaborations with leading research groups in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Sweden and represent Denmark in the European and International Nutrition Societies, as President of the Danish Nutrition Society.

Possible conflicts of interest


Sept 2017: Oral presentation for nurses about official dietary recommendations for children, hosted by Nestlé Nutrition Network.

April 2014: Oral presentation about the OPUS School Meal Study for Danish health nurses, hosted by Semper AB, Copenhagen.

Feb 2013: Advisor on a study investigating effects of the Nordic Diet in toddlers, Semper AB, Stockholm.

Oct 2012: Oral presentation about the OPUS School Meal Study at Semper AB, Stocholm.


Funding and sponsorships:

Received funding from the Arla Food for Health Center (AFH) for the study "D-pro" on the effects of vitamin D and dairy protein on children's bone health, growth and muscle strength. Vitamin D and placebo tablets were donated by Verman Oy, AB, Finland.

In the FiSK Junior study (2016-2017) study foods were purchased with discount from Skagenfood A/S, Sødam A/S via and REMA1000 Danmark A/S and provided in kind by Amanda Seafoods A/S. 

In the OPUS School Meal Study (2011-2012) Danæg A/S, Naturmælk, Lantmännen A/S, Skærtoft Mølle A/S, Kartoffelpartnerskabet, AkzoNobel Danmark, Gloria Mundi and Rose Poultry A/S provided foods in kind for the study.



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