Nutritional Science Days (voormalig NWO Voeding)

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Nutritional Science Days

The Nutritional Science Days 2019 will be held on October 3rd and 4th in Heeze


This year’s meeting will again be organized at the Kapellerput, Heeze, a location where we find the right atmosphere for our meeting.

NAV lecture:

Astrid Postma-Smeets from “Het Voedingscentrum” will provide the yearly NSD lecture (October 3rd) with the title:

‘Communicating nutrition science to the public: how to get your message across’

If you are NAV-member and would like to attend the lecture, while not registered for NSD 2019, please send a message to

Meeting: Thursday and Friday October 3-4, 2019
Location: Kapellerput, Heeze, NL


The aim of this yearly meeting is to provide a platform for junior scientists and PhD students to present new, unpublished results of their scientific work. Subjects that fall within the scope of the meeting include nutritional epidemiology, preclinical and clinical human nutrition research, and molecular nutrition. In view of this multidisciplinary approach, the meeting provides an excellent opportunity for networking, inspiration and maintaining existing collaborations and friendships between Dutch nutrition science groups. Since the meeting is about sharing of knowledge, senior scientists active in nutritional science in the Netherlands are strongly encouraged to have one or more of their PhD student present their work at this meeting.

As new – unpublished – work will be presented during this meeting, no abstracts will be available or published, and we would like to kindly ask you not to disseminate (e.g. on social media) or record any of the results presented. The atmosphere of the meeting is sharing novel information in a secure setting.

The meeting will start on Thursday morning (~10 o‘clock), continues until Friday lunch time (~14 o’clock), and includes the ‘Foppe ten Hoor’ evening session on Thursday (20.00-22.00).


The meeting is divided into several sessions consisting of a number of short presentations. These sessions are chaired by our junior colleagues. Examples of session topics from previous years include: ‘energy balance and postprandial metabolism’, ‘proteins, lipids and cardiovascular disease’, ‘appetite and satiation’ , ‘protein metabolism’, ‘dietary patterns, diet quality and guidelines’, ‘clinical nutrition’, and ‘public health nutrition’. The session topics are based on the submissions received.

On Thursday afternoon, a keynote lecture will be presented by an internationally renowned scientist under the auspices of the Young NAV.

Highlight of the meeting is the competition on Thursday evening, for the coveted Foppe ten Hoor award. Three talented young researchers nominated by the Foppe ten Hoor committee based on submitted abstract and CV will present and defend their research for a critical audience. The winner will receive the prestigious Foppe ten Hoor award for young nutrition scientists. We specifically ask senior scientists to encourage their junior scientist to apply for the ‘Foppe ten Hoor’ young investigator award.


The language of the meeting is English. Presentations should last 10 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions.


You can no longer register for NSD 2019


This meeting is organized independently of any organization. The registration fees are sufficient to cover all costs and no sponsors are involved.


 NAV lecture NSD dagen 2014-2018

Dr. Michiel de Boer: “What’s in a p-value? Why researchers are just normal humans”
NAV lecture 2018
Prof John Mathers: “Is personalised nutrition the route to better public health?’.
NAV lecture 2017
Prof Edith Feskens: “From science in transition to….”.
NAV lecture 2016
gerda_feunekes_VC_250 Download the presentation of Gerda Feunekes,
NAV lecture 2015
M geleijnse Download the presentation of Marianne Geleijnse,
NAV lecture 2014