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Tuesday, May 17 • 16:00 - 16:45
Eat well young, grow up strong LIMITED

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From the history of food and feeding the city one can learn about how to feed the city in the future and to make the city more healthy again. The last 20 years lifestyle has been changed markedly  leading to an increase of obesity already in young children and an increase of chronic diseases in the elderly. These chronic diseases can be prevented with a change in another style of living and food consumption. Food intake of children and adults nowadays is totally unbalanced and the consumption of vegetables and healthy food almost nothing compared to unhealthy sugar containing foods is almost. We can learn from the past and we have to look rapidly for changes in the future starting with the youngest children in the community. We have to change current lifestyle and creating more awareness and education is mandatory. The unique collaboration of Erasmus University Medical Center, the city of Rotterdam and the producers of vegetables enables us to make a real change in the health of the city. 

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Aart-Jan van der Lelij

Head of Endocrinology, Erasmus MC
Aart Jan van der Lely is Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Professor of Endocrinology at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He also is Vice Head of the Dept. of Internal Medicine of Erasmus MC, and President of the European Society of Endocrinology... Read More →

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Rob Baan

Metropolitan Farmer, CEO, Koppert Cress
Rob Baan, born in Haarlem as son of a police officer, is owner of Koppert Cress, a rapidly growing international company with micro vegetables he likes to sell under the name of Cress. Baan studied at the Hogere Landbouw School in Dordrecht. Rob Baan has worked for Syngenta Seeds... Read More →
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Koen Joosten

Pediatrician, Associate Professor, Erasmus MC
Koen Joosten studied medicine at Radboud University Nijmegen. In 1993 he became a pediatrician and in 1995 he finished the follow-up pediatric intensivist at the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam, where he still works. In 1999 he was promoted to the topic nutrition... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
3. Café Van de Mandele Zaal

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