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Margreet Olthof is associate professor at the Department of Health Sciences and the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is trained as a nutritionist at Wageningen University and registered as nutritional scientist at the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences (NAV). She received her PhD in 2001 at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. From 2001 she worked as post-doc for the Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences (WCFS, currently named TI Food and Nutrition). Since 2005 she holds a tenured position at the Department of Health Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam. Her research focuses on nutrition and prevention of chronic diseases. Topics she is currently working in are: health effects of coffee and of sugar; protein intake in older adults; early feeding and obesity in childhood; sustainability, and effects of sugar taxation.

Teaching

  • Examiner and lecturer ‘Public Health Nutrition’ course, mandatory for all MSc students of the specialization Nutrition and Health of the MSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Examiner and lecturer ‘Nutrition research’ course, of the BSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lecturer in BSc course ‘Nutrition and Health’ of the Health Sciences program, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lecturer in Pre-MSc course ‘Nutrition and Research’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lecturer BSc course 'Nutrition & Health' of the Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Supervisor and assessor of BSc and MSc theses

  • Coordinator MSc internships, mandatory for all MSc students of the specialization Nutrition and Health of the Master program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ancillary activities

  • Chairman program committee Master Health Sciences (2016-now)

  • Member NWO committee program ‘’Promotiebeurs voor Leraren’’ (ministry of OCW) (2015-now)

  • External reviewer, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, opleiding diëtetiek (2015-now)

  • Board member and secretary of the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences (NAV) (2011-now)

  • Vice-president examination committee Health Sciences, VU Amsterdam (2009-1016)

Education/Academic qualification

Human Nutrition, PhD, Wageningen University

Human Nutrition, Master, Wageningen University

Keywords

  • life science
  • nutrition
  • epidemiology
  • Health

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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 34 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Erratum
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Older consumers’ readiness to accept alternative, more sustainable protein sources in the European Union

Grasso, A. C., Hung, Y., Olthof, M. R., Verbeke, W. & Brouwer, I. A., 15 Aug 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 8, p. 1-18 18 p., 1904.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
European Union
protein sources
Proteins
single cell protein
plant source protein
Open Access
Beverages
Meta-Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Industry
Public Health

Prospective Associations of Diet Quality With Incident Frailty in Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study

Hengeveld, L. M., Wijnhoven, H. A. H., Olthof, M. R., Brouwer, I. A., Simonsick, E. M., Kritchevsky, S. B., Houston, D. K., Newman, A. B. & Visser, M., 2 Jul 2019, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Body Composition
Diet
Energy Intake
Health
Vegetable Proteins

Socio-demographic predictors of food waste behavior in Denmark and Spain

Grasso, A. C., Olthof, M. R., Boevé, A. J., van Dooren, C., Lähteenmäki, L. & Brouwer, I. A., 12 Jun 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 12, p. 1-14 14 p., 3244.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Denmark
Spain
food
Consumer behavior
household size

Association between pre-pregnancy weight status and maternal micronutrient status in early pregnancy

Scholing, J. M., Olthof, M. R., Jonker, F. AM. & Vrijkotte, T. GM., 21 Mar 2018, In : Public Health Nutrition. 2018, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Micronutrients
Mothers
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy
Folic Acid