Research findings should not only be buried in scientific journals. Trudy and members of her team regularly present their research at scientific meetings, discuss the latest research with fellow scientists, or discuss the impact of research with health professionals and other stakeholders.

Upcoming conferences

Recent events, presentations, and interviews

November 2019

Our research on plant-based eating at EFAD 2019

1 November 2019|Images, Speaking, Updates|

Great session on plant-based eating at the European Dietitians (EFAD) conference in Berlin. Thanks for the invitation to contribute and share our team’s research on the role of plant-based diets in preventing obesity and diabetes.

October 2019

Whole grain session at the Dubai International Congress of Nutrition

24 October 2019|Images, Speaking, Updates|

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

15 October 2019|Images, Speaking, Teaching|

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!

November 2018

Food Trend College Alcohol

29 November 2018|Speaking, Updates|

Is there such a thing as healthy alcohol consumption? I was invited to give a lecture on this topic at the Food Trend College on alcohol organized by HAS Den Bosch. Interesting discussions with the students and representatives from the alcohol industry on whether alcohol sales or marketing should be regulated!


Science Cafe Sugar

25 November 2018|Images, Speaking, Updates|

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.



October 2018

European diabetes conference

31 October 2018|Speaking, Updates|

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!

February 2018

The International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

28 February 2018|Images, Speaking, Updates|

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.


December 2017

November 2017

WEVO meeting 2017, Amsterdam

20 November 2017|Speaking, Updates|

Proud of Anh Nhi Nguyen, who presented her work on diet quality in childhood at the WEVO meeting today in Amsterdam. She presented our finding that none of the over 4000 children we studied in Rotterdam meet all Dutch dietary guidelines. Most eat enough fruit but also too many sugar-containing beverages.

Lead Your Future Kick-off event

10 November 2017|Speaking, Updates|

I was invited as panel member at the Lead Your Future kick-off at Erasmus University. A great initiative to coach 5000 young women (starting already at high-school!) on their careers. So honored to be part of this event! #girlpower