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Coosje is a post doctoral researcher at the Institute of Health sciences, department Youth and Lifestyle at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute. She is trained as a nutritionist and epidemiologist and obtained her Master’s degree from Wageningen University. She is working on different research projects aiming to decrease socioeconomic inequalities in dietary intake in children and adolescence. Examples are the Voedselwijs project, in which she evaluates a multiple component school garden based program, aiming to increase vegetable consumption in children in social economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Coosje supervises several PhD students who are working on the Green Healthy Student research, the Healthy Supermarket research and the schoollunch research. 

Coosje her main interests are:

- Socioeconomic inequalities in dietary intake, dietary behavior and food environments
- Fruit, vegetables and fish intake 
- Food choices
- Nutritional epidemiology 

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Research Output 2009 2018

Dutch food bank recipients have poorer dietary intakes than the general and low-socioeconomic status Dutch adult population

Neter, J. E., Dijkstra, S. C., Dekkers, A. L. M., Ocké, M. C., Visser, M. & Brouwer, I. A., Dec 2018, In : European journal of nutrition. 57, 8, p. 2747-2758 12 p.

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Open Access
Social Class
Energy Intake

Greenery in the university environment: Students’ preferences and perceived restoration likelihood

van den Bogerd, N., Dijkstra, S. C., Seidell, J. C. & Maas, J., 15 Feb 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, p. 1-19 19 p., e0192429

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Open Access
sociodemographic characteristics

Socio-economic differences in the change of fruit and vegetable intakes among Dutch adults between 2004 and 2011: The GLOBE study

Dijkstra, S. C., Neter, J. E., Brouwer, I. A., Huisman, M., Visser, M., Van Lenthe, F. J. & Kamphuis, C. B. M., Jun 2018, In : Public Health Nutrition. 21, 9, p. 1704-1716 13 p.

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Longitudinal Studies

Towards the measurement of food literacy with respect to healthy eating: The development and validation of the self perceived food literacy scale among an adult sample in the Netherlands

Poelman, M. P., Dijkstra, S. C., Sponselee, H., Kamphuis, C. B. M., Battjes-Fries, M. C. E., Gillebaart, M. & Seidell, J. C., 18 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 15, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 54

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Open Access
Healthy Diet

Activities 2013 2013


Crux Award Hanzehogeschool Groningen

S.C. Dijkstra (Recipient), 2006


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

NAV publication award

S.C. Dijkstra (Recipient), 2015


Nutrition Policy
Social Class

Young Professional Award

S.C. Dijkstra (Recipient), 2015