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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 2019

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Social Class
Energy Intake

Een verzorgde lunch op de basisschool: wat kost dat en wat mag dat volgens ouders kosten

Dijkstra, S. C., Rongen, F. C., van Kleef, P. W., Seidell, J. C. & Vingerhoeds, M. H., Aug 2018, In : Tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen. 96, 6, p. 234-237 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Open Access
Life Style

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