I am a PhD candidate and my research is about nutrition education programs in Dutch and Australian primary schools. The project aims to gain insight into effective components of these nutrition education programs, and to improve nutrition education for Dutch and Australian primary school children. The overall aim is to improve healthy eating behaviour among children and to attack the problem of childhood obesity.
Towards effective nutrition education for Dutch and Australian primary school children: assessing effective components
My PhD project is a Dual Award Doctoral Degree (DADD) between Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and University of Newcastle (UoN, Australia). This means that I will do part of my research in the Netherlands and partly (two years) in Australia. The collaboration between WUR and UoN is valuable since both countries offer similar educational contexts with comparable large scale programs to improve healthy eating behaviour among children. In this project I am supervised by Emely de Vet (WUR), Annemien Haveman (WUR), Clare Collins (UoN) and Tamara Bucher (UoN).