Nutrition in Transition is a workgroup of nutrition scientists, medical doctors, and philosophers and sociologists of science.

We facilitate the discussion of the future of nutrition science: how to improve its capability and credibility.

 

 

Supported by NAV, the Netherlands Nutrition Science Academy

Inspired by Science in Transition (“Science is in need of fundamental reform.”)

Starting point

What is relevant nutrition science? Consumers experience confusion about what healthy nutrition is. Researchers do not always agree.

Goal

To update topics and methods of nutrition science by means of debate.
What is health? What is nutrition? What is evidence?

Approach

Publishing editorials, organising invitational workshops (2016), contributing to national and international conferences (2017).(2017).

How can nutrition science respond to the increasing importance of health and well-being?

How can she continue to contribute to societal questions?

Which new concepts, evidence and partnerships are needed?

Members Nutrition in Transition

  • prof. em. Fred Brouns, PhD, nutrition scientist, Maastricht University
  • prof. Edith Feskens, PhD, nutrition scientist, Wageningen University and Research Center
  • prof. Hinke Haisma, PhD, health geographer, University of Groningen
  • Machteld Huber, MD, PhD, Institute for Positive Health
  • Els Maeckelberghe, PhD, ethicist, University of Groningen
  • prof. Gerjan Navis, MD, PhD, University of Groningen
  • Theo Ockhuizen, PhD, nutrition scientist, Nutricom Consultancy
  • Bart Penders, PhD, sociologist of science, Maastricht University

 

  • prof. Jogchum Plat, PhD, nutrition scientist, Maastricht University
  • Gerda Pot, PhD, nutrition scientist, King´s College London
  • Jan Sikkema, PhD, nutrition scientist, University of Groningen
  • prof. Pieter van ‘t Veer, PhD, nutrition scientist, Wageningen University and Research Center
  • prof. Marcel Verweij, PhD, philosopher of science, Wageningen University and Research Center
  • prof. Emely de Vet, PhD, behavioral scientist, Wageningen University and Research Center
  • Jan de Vries, PhD, nutrition scientist, NutritionSolutions
  • Anna Wolters, MPhil, sociologist of science, Maastricht University

Contactperson

Anna Wolters, Nutrition in Transition

a.wolters@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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