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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 2010 2020

A free-produce stand on campus: impact on fruit and vegetable intake in Dutch university students

van den Bogerd, N., Peppelenbos, H., Leufkens, R., Seidell, J. C., Maas, J. & Dijkstra, S. C., 15 Jan 2020, In : Public Health Nutrition. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Bites and Stings
environmental quality

A Systematic Review on Socioeconomic Differences in the Association between the Food Environment and Dietary Behaviors

Mackenbach, J. D., Nelissen, K. G. M., Dijkstra, S. C., Poelman, M. P., Daams, J. G., Leijssen, J. B. & Nicolaou, M., 13 Sep 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 9, p. 1-24 24 p., 2215.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
systematic review

Socioeconomic and ethnic differences in the relation between dietary costs and dietary quality: the HELIUS study

Mackenbach, J. D., Dijkstra, S. C., Beulens, J. W. J., Seidell, J. C., Snijder, M. B., Stronks, K., Monsivais, P. & Nicolaou, M., 28 Mar 2019, In : Nutrition journal. 18, p. 1-9 9 p., 21.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis
Minority Groups

What's for lunch? The content and quality of lunches consumed by Dutch primary schoolchildren and the differences between lunches consumed at home and at school

Rongen, F. C., Van Kleef, E., Sanjaya, S., Vingerhoeds, M. H., Buurma-Rethans, E. J. M., Van Den Bogaard, C., Van Rossum, C. T. M., Seidell, J. C. & Dijkstra, S. C., 24 Oct 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 1, 1365.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Dairy Products

Activities 2013 2013


Crux Award Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Coosje Dijkstra (Recipient), 2006


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

NAV publication award

Coosje Dijkstra (Recipient), 2015


Nutrition Policy
Social Class

Young Professional Award

Coosje Dijkstra (Recipient), 2015