The Committee on Nutrition focuses on questions about the quality, production and consumption of foods. This involves looking at both the required energy and nutrients and the potential health risks of nutrients, foods and food patterns. Moreover, the committee follows scientific developments regarding a number of issues which generate a lot of public interest, such as the obesity problem and dietary guidelines for pregnant women and young children.

Members

  • Prof. J. Brug, Professor of Epidemiology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, chairperson
  • Prof. S.J.L. Bakker, Professor of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen
  • Prof. E. Blaak, Professor of the Physiology of Fat Metabolism, Maastricht University
  • Dr. J.W.J. Beulens, Nutritionist-Epidemiologist, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
  • Prof. J.M. Geleijnse, Professor of Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseases, Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Prof. J.B. van Goudoever, Professor of Paediatrics, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam
  • Prof. A.W. Hoes, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Prof. M.T.E. Hopman, Professor of Integrative Physiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
  • Dr. J.A. Iestra, Nutritionist, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Prof. S. Kremers, Professor Prevention of Obesity, Maastricht University Medical Center+
  • Prof. R.P. Mensink, Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Maastricht University
  • Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer, Professor of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Center+
  • Prof. M. Visser, Professor of Healthy Aging, VU University Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
  • Prof. M.H. Zwietering, Professor of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • B.H. Smale, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Hague, observer
  • Dr. C.J.K. Spaaij, Health Council of the Netherlands, The Hague, scientific secretary
  • Dr. R.M. Weggemans, Health Council of the Netherlands, The Hague, scientific secretary