About us

The Dietetic Pocket Guide was developed by the Nutrition & Dietetic Department of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the aim to support an evidence-based and uniform approach to dietetic diagnosis. The content of the book was delived by all team members and combined by dr. Nicolette Wierdsma and dr. Hinke Kruizenga. The Dutch version “Zakboek Dietetiek” was published in July 2014 and was reprinted four times within the first year. The international version for the adult patient (DPG adults) was written by dr. Nicolette Wierdsma, dr. Hinke Kruizenga and dr. Rebecca Stratton  and the pediatric version was written by dr. Rosan Meyer an dr. Luise Marino. You can contact us here. 




Nicolette Wierdsma PhD, RD is clinical and research dietitian in the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She specialized in gastroenterology diseases and nutritional diagnostics and consequences, and in this perspective participated in several (inter)national committees, multidisciplinary guideline development projects, is chair of the Dutch network Dietitians in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of the D-ECCO working group, established in 2015, as part of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). Since 2012, she is as ‘team coordinator patient care’, part of the management team of the division Nutrition and Dietetics (VU University Medical Center) and responsible for the optimal integration of patient care, research and education to improve the quality of care of patients with respect to nutrition, metabolism and dietetic treatment.

 

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Hinke Kruizenga PhD, RD is dietitian and researcher in the field of disease-related malnutrition and nutritional assessment. She developed the screening tools SNAQ and SNAQRC  and  is project leader of the Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group (DMG) (www.fightmalnutrition.eu). DMG implemented early screening and optimal treatment of malnutrition in all sectors of Dutch health care. Hinke is editor in chief of the Dutch Dietetic Journal (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding en Diëtetiek) and is part of the management team of the division Nutrition and Dietetics (VU University Medical Center), responsible for the education given by the VU team of dietitians.

 

Rebecca Stratton

Rebecca Stratton PhD RD RNutr is an experienced Dietitian and active researcher who is widely published in the areas of malnutrition, clinical nutrition and nutritional support  She is a visiting fellow at the University of Southampton, UK and Medical Affairs Director at Nutricia. Rebecca is the Chair of the Malnutrition Action Group and a member of the British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS) committee of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and a member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Faculty.

 

Rosan Meyer2

Rosan Meyer PhD RD RNutr is Principal Paediatric Research Dietitian, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Rosan completed her degree in Dietetics (1995) as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (1996) in South Africa. She specialised in paediatric nutrition in the United Kingdom, focusing on nutritional support, feeding behaviour and allergy. She started working at St.Mary’s Hospital, London in 1998 and specialised in paediatric intensive care nutrition, the feeding clinic, children with neurodevelopmental delay and food allergies. In 2004 she went on to finish her Masters in Paediatric Nutrition, focusing on paediatric gastroenterology, allergies, nutritional assessment, feeding support and performed research on the use of feeding protocols on the intensive care unit. In 2008, she completed her PhD in energy expenditure in critically ill children at Imperial College London.

She continued her work on energy expenditure and nutritional support in critically ill children as a post doc research dietitian at the same university until end of 2009. This was followed by a position as consultant paediatric dietitian at the University Children Hospital Basel, where she was in charge of redeveloping the parenteral nutrition service and supported the gastroenterology department with complex gastro patients. She currently is the principal research dietitian at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, leading a project on the impact of gastrointestinal food allergies on the nutritional status and nutrient intake. She also continues to have several students working on nutritional support in paediatrics and is involved in assessing the effectiveness of paediatric enteral feeds. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College and module leader of the Food Hypersensitivity Module that forms part of the MSc in Allergy and chair of the specialist food allergy and intolerance group of the British Dietetic Association.  She also has her own paediatric nutrition practice in London where she is involved in the nutritional management of children with complex gastrointestinal conditions, feeding difficulties and nutritional support.

Luise MarinoLuise Marino PhD RD RNutr is Paediatric Lead for Dietetics / SLT – neonatal  intensive care/ paediatric intensive care.

Luise joined Southampton Children’s Hospital in 2013, as the lead for Paediatric Dietitians/ SLT. Prior to this Luise spent 15 years working in academic hospitals in South Africa, of which four years were as the dietetic manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town. Luise completed a MMed Sci, focusing on delayed gastric emptying in severe head injuries, and a PhD fellowship within the Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, considering the role of HSP70 and the relationship to glutamine in the critically ill child. Luise has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and is involved in collaborative research projects within Southampton Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include integrating nutrition into the care of children with chronic diseases, in addition to novel nutrition support in critically ill children.

Dietetic diagnostic toolkit

Dietetic diagnostic toolkit

Calculations

Calculations

Nutritional Assessment Platform

Nutritional Assessment Platform

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