In recent years , part of my work is on food and nutrition.


Together with Gaston Remmers, we founded the Dutch 'Platform PatiŽnt en Voeding'
(in English Patient and Food) with the aim that nutrition becomes part of an integral medical intervention and prevention strategy.
The website of Patient en Voeding can be found here for further information.

Gaston Remmers is busy working to bring the n = 1 experiences from individual patients with food and nutrition from a practice based approach to a more evidence based approach.
See therefore, the website beyondrct.net. More information can also be found on his blogs at patientenvoeding.nl.

On an European Level, we work closely together with the ONCA Campaign, which means 'Optimal Nutritional Care for All'.
More information can be found at european-nutrition.org (link here).

Also on European level, we were responsible for the involvement of the
European Patients' Forum (EPF) and the European Genetic Alliances Network (EGAN)
in organizing two conferences on 'The relevance of nutrition for EU patient groups'
in 2012 and 2017. You can download the report of the 2017 conference here.

In 2013, we published the book 'Patient Perspectives on Nutrition'.











You can download the text of this book as a pdf here and as an ebook here.


In 2018, EPF published a Position Statement on Information
to Patients on Food and Nutrition, which you can find here.

At the end of 2018, EPF will also publish an extensive guideline document
on lay-versions of medical nutrition guidelines.
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