Liv Elin Torheim is professor of Public Health Nutrition at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. She has more than 20 years’ experience in food and nutrition research from various African and Asian countries as well as from Norway. Her research interests include maternal and child nutrition, dietary assessment, food and nutrition policy and nutrition as a human right. At OsloMet she is head of the research group Public Health Nutrition. Liv has been chair of the Norwegian National Nutrition Council for four years, and is currently vice chair. The nutrition council consists of independent experts advising the Norwegian health authorities on nutrition related issues.