Dr. ir. Trudy Voortman
Nutrition Scientist & Epidemiologist
Trudy Voortman is a nutrition scientist and epidemiologist. She currently works at Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands, where she leads the Nutrition & Lifestyle research group.
Previously, she worked as nutrition scientist at Unilever Research & Development in the Netherlands, at Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland, and at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston in the US.
Trudy is registered nutrition scientist at the Dutch Academy for Nutrition Sciences (NAV) and member of the European Nutrition Leadership Platform.
She organizes the yearly Dutch Nutritional Science Days and the International Society of Physical Activity & Health (ISPAH) 2020 meeting.
Trudy’s latest updates
Is organic food healthier? Interview at FunX
Yesterday I was interviewed by Sander and Vanessa at FunX radio on whether organic food is healthier than non-organic food. Listen to the full interview here!
Science Cafe Sugar
Is sugar as dangerous as is sometimes claimed? Is it addictive? How can we reduce intake of added sugar? I was invited to discuss these and many other questions on sugar in this Science Cafe in Tivoli Utrecht together with with prof. Jaap Seidell and prof. Susanne la Fleur.
European diabetes conference
This month, Zhangling and I presented our research on plant-based diets and on the gut microbiome at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Berlin. So exciting to share our work with thousands of scientists and health professionals at this huge diabetes conference!
The International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition
Honored to have been invited to speak at the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition in Loma Linda, California this week. In my two presentations, I talked about the importance of diet during pregnancy for child health and on the effects of different types of dietary patterns on bone health across the life course.
The latest food hype: raw water?
I was interviewed by FunX radio today about the latest food hype: raw water…?! Please don’t, and stick to our safe filtered tap water Did you know Dutch tap water is one of the safest of tap waters in the world?