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Name P van 't Veer

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DescriptionProfessor in Nutrition, Public Health and Sustainability
OrganizationDepartment of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
Organization UnitHuman Nutrition & Health
Phone+31 317 485 105
Secretarial phone+31 317 480 100
Phone 2+31 317 482 220
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Visiting addressStippeneng 4
Postal addressPostbus 17
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Ancillary activities
  • Foundation Food-Nutrition-Health Research Infrastr (member) - Foundation Food-Nutrition-Health Research Infrastr
    Oct 2017 - Present

    the Foundation serves to facilitate processes to enhance the development of a European Research infrastructure. All activities and projects relevant to the foundation are hosted by Wageningen University. In research consortia evolving from the Foundation, WUR will be a partner.

  • Chair Steering Committee Academic Collaborative Center AGORA - Wageningen University
    Oct 2007 - Present

    Agenda and chairing meetings Steering Committee (2-3/yr). Guiding discussion on strategic collaboration Wageningen University (education, training, research) and GGD (Community Health Centers) and eldermen representing municipalities in the province of Gelderland.

  • Chair Advisory Board, Netherlands Food Consumption Survey - Ministry of Health
    Jan 2005 - Present

    Agenda and scientific input in discussions on conduct and development of the Dutch Food Consumption Surveys.


Pieter van ’t Veer (1957) studied Human Nutrition (Wageningen, 1982) and Epidemiology (Harvard School Public Health, 1982). He obtained his PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology (Maastricht, 1990) and was employed by The Netherlands Cancer Foundation (1982), TNO Nutrition Institute (1984) and Wageningen University (1993). He chaired the Nutrition and Epidemiology group, Division of Human Nutrition and Health (2002 -2015).

His scientific career initially focused on diet and carcinogenesis and gradually shifted to NCDs, biomarkers, exposure assessment, dietary habits and prevention and finally environmental sustainability and food systems. He supervised projects on diet and breast cancer, GI-tract cancers and cardiovascular disease (EURAMIC study), standardization of dietary assessment for pan-EU surveillance (EFCOVAL), harmonizing dietary requirements (EURRECA) and public health (community health centres).

Inspired by the societal challenges in food and health, he now leads research and education on consumer-centred food systems approaches. His ambition is to advance interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of nutritional health, environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness. His recent work included environmental aspects of the diet in, e.g., the SUSFANS project and the SHARP model. Building on the H2020-projects EuroDISH and RICHFIELDS, he is actively involved in the development of a pan-European research infrastructure, which aims to facilitate interdisciplinary, multi stakeholder research for the pan-European food, nutrition and health research community. In 2015, Wageningen University endowed him with a special chair in Nutrition, Public Health and Sustainability.

Expert Profile
  • Nutrition and health
  • Environmental impact of diets
  • Diet modelling
  • Nutrition Surveillance
  • Intervention and evaluation research
  • Observational epidemiology
  • Study design

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Researcher ID's


EuroDISH (FP7). Mapping and a conceptual design for a European food, nutrition and health research infrastructure. It addressed Determinants of food consumption, Intake of foods and nutrients, nutritional Status, and risk factors and Health outcomes.

  • HNH-32806 - Exposure Assessment in Nutrition and Health Research
  • HNH-34903 - Evaluation of Dietary Assessment Methods
  • HNH-38802 - Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology
  • HNH-39106 - Data Science for Nutritional Epidemiology
  • HNH-60309 - Designing Sustainable Food Based Dietary Guidelines
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