Britt van Belkom, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University Campus Venlo, will speak and moderate during the Presentation & Workshop Session, Organised by Maastricht University, Venlo Campus “How can we increase appetite for healthy food in youth – some facts, and some (joint?) actions” at Online Healthy Nutrition Conference (25 November 2020, 14:30 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend
About Britt van Belkom
I started my studies with the bachelor biomedical sciences at Maastricht University, which was followed by a master program called Health Food Innovation Management on Maastricht University Campus Venlo. During my internship at the Princess Máxima Center for Paediatric Oncology, researching taste and smell changes in young patients getting chemotherapy, I realized I was interested in the eating behaviour and taste in young children, this brought me to my current PhD position, which I started in March 2020 within the Chair Youth, Food & Health.
About Maastricht University – Campus Venlo
Venlo Campus of Maastricht University
Food, nutrition and logistics are the three main focuspoints at Campus Venlo. Research and educational topics range from food innovation and the psychology of eating to logistics optimisation. Research at Campus Venlo is done in an interdisciplinary fashion within three research lines. Next to this Campus Venlo offers three programmes of study: one bachelor’s programme and two master’s programmes.
The Healthy Nutrition Conference (November 25, 14:30-18:00 CET) approaches innovation in nutrition in two areas: Healthy Nutrition for Young People and Cultured meat and sustainability.
- The session focused on nutrition for youth is organised by Maastricht University, Venlo Campus and will include interactive workshop sessions with topics such as “Which information or sources do parents use/need to let children eat healthier? And what is still missing?”; ” Where should nutritional education for children take place? At home, at school or on the internet? And which way of education works best?”.
- The cultured meat session brings together speakers from Wageningen University, Mosa Meat, GOURMEY and INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, who will discuss technological aspects, as well as business specifics of lab-grown meat.