November 2019

October 2019

Whole grain session at the Dubai International Congress of Nutrition

Honored to have been invited by the American Society of Nutrition to speak at the Dubai International Congress of Nutrition last week. In my two presentations, I talked about how whole grains can impact cardiometabolic health and the importance of whole-grain intake for global health. Did you know that low intake of whole grains and high intake of sodium are the two most important dietary risk factors for NCD morbidity and mortality globally?


Global health seminars in Bogotá

It was great to be back in Bogotá, to visit our students from the Global Health minor at FUCS university and to present our research at Javariana University. Looking forward to hosting some of their students at Erasmus MC!

June 2019

Fruit vs fruit juice at

This week I was interviewed by on whether ‘drinking fruit’ is as healthy as eating it. Read here why you shouldn’t drink juice to compensate a low fruit intake (in Dutch).

November 2018

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.



February 2018

November 2017