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


In recent years, we developed the website with the aim that this website could assist people who had stayed for a longtime at an Intensive Care Unit.

In a later phase, we also organized cooking workshops as a form of peer support for those who developed smell and taste disturbances as a result of COVID-19 or oncology problems. We are at the moment further developing these workshops.

For more information, see

Together with Gaston Remmers and Chantal G'illard, we founded the Dutch 'Platform Patiënt 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.

More information can also be found on our blogs at

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.

Also on the 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.

European Patients' Forum (EPF)

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 we published an extensive guideline document

on lay-versions of medical nutrition guidelines, wich you can find here.