Recent events, presentations, and interviews
Our research on plant-based eating at EFAD 2019
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.
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!
Food Trend College Alcohol
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
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.
WEVO meeting 2017, Amsterdam
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
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