Spotlight publication: PhD thesis on Young children and obesity

Published on
September 21, 2015

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Young children and obesity: development and evaluation of familiy-oriented treatment

Esther van Hoek defended her thesis on 18 September 2015. Her promotor was prof. dr. ir. Edith Feskens, who is professor at the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen UR. The dissertation focuses on the treatment of young children (3 - 8 years) with obesity. Fast increase of weight in this period is associated with obesity later in life. Pediatricians from hospital de Gelderse Vallei in Ede and researchers from Wageningen University therefore developed a web based learning module, AanTafel!. This programme resulted in significant reduction in body weight.

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