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50th Anniversary, Division of Human Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University

Fifty years ago the Division of Human Nutrition was established at Wageningen University, as the first academic program in Human Nutrition in the Netherlands. To celebrate this event, we will organize a scientific symposium and an alumni day.

Kind regards,
on behalf of the organising team,

Prof. Dr. Kees de Gaaf

Chairman Division of Human Nutrition and Health

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Friday 18 October - Pioneering Nutrition Symposium

Top keynote speakers:

Kevin Hall, Section Chief: Integrative Physiology Section, Laboratory of Biological Modelling, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA

Kathryn Dewey, Distinguished Professor Maternal and Child Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of Davis, USA

Boyd Swinburn, Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

David Nabarro, Professor of Global Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

The day will include pitches by rising stars of our Division, presenting cutting-edge results from our own Division. Moreover, we will challenge you to discuss hot topics in nutrition, and test whether you can discern fake nutrition news from real nutrition news.

The day will be closed by Rector Magnificus Arthur Mol, together with our special guest, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Paul Blokhuis.

Saturday 19 October – ‘Connect and Celebrate’ Alumni day

On Saturday afternoon our alumni and other guests will have the opportunity to see the campus, experience the new facilities of the Division of Human Nutrition and Health, and attend lectures.

All day there will be the possibility to connect with other alumni and take group pictures with your old class mates.

At the end of the day we will bring Nutrition into practice, and conclude the celebration with a dinner.

50th anniversary human nutrition and health