The Dutch version “Zakboek Dietetiek” was published in July 2014 and was reprinted five times in the past years. The international version for the adult patient (DPG adults) was written by Nicolette Wierdsma, Hinke Kruizenga and Rebecca Stratton and the pediatric version (DPG paediatrics) was written by Luise Marino, Rosan Meyer, Hinke Kruizenga and Nicolette Wierdsma. DPG adults has been translated into Czech.
Nicolette Wierdsma PhD, RD is clinical and research dietitian in the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, 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 was member of the D-ECCO working group (2015-2018), 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 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.
Hinke Kruizenga PhD, RD is dietitian-researcher and senior lecturer in the field of disease-related malnutrition and nutritional assessment at the department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Amsterdam University Medical Centers and is editor in chief of the Dutch Dietetic Journal (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding en Diëtetiek). In 2006, she completed her PhD in screening and treatment of malnourished patients at VU University Amsterdam.
Prior she was project leader with the Dutch Malnutrition Screening Group and developed and implemented strategies for early screening and treatment of malnutrition in all care domains in The Netherlands.
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.
Luise Marino PhD, RD is Clinical Academic Paediatric Dietitian (Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatic and Neonatal Intensive Care) and has a HEE/NIHR ICA Clinical Lectureship at Southampton Children’s Hospital, Southampton, UK
Luise joined Southampton Children’s Hospital in 2013, working clinically in Neonatal / Paediatric Intensive Care and Cardiology. Prior to this she spent 15 years working in various academic hospitals in South Africa, of which four years were spent as the dietetic manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town.
Following her return to the UK, she completed a PhD fellowship at Imperial College London, considering the role of HSP70 and the relationship to glutamine in the critically ill child. Luise has a HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Fellowship considering “Growth and nutrition of infants with congenital heart disease: development of guidelines and a digital home monitoring programme to support families”. She is the current Chair of the British Dietetic Association Paediatric Cardiology Interest Group. Luise has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and is involved in collaborative research projects within the Children’s Hospital.
Rosan Meyer PhD RD RNutr is Paediatric Dietitian and Honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College in London. Rosan completed her degree in South Africa, in 1995 and then specialised in paediatric nutrition in the United Kingdom, working at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. In 2004 she went on to complete her Masters in Paediatric Nutrition, focusing on paediatric gastroenterology, allergies and nutritional assessment, and in 2008, she completed her PhD in energy expenditure in critically ill children at Imperial College London.
This was followed by a position as consultant paediatric dietitian at the University Children Hospital Basel, Switzerland, where she was in charge of developing the parenteral nutrition service and supported the gastroenterology department with complex gastro patients. She subsequently had several research dietetic positions including at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Kings College London. She is current honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College and module leader of the Food Hypersensitivity Module that forms part of the MSc in Allergy and visiting professor at KU Leuven, Belgium on the Deglutology Masters Course. Rosan has published numerous articles on growth, nutritional support and food allergy and has authored many book chapters. She also runs a busy paediatric practice in London. She is active in both national and international allergy associations to improve nutritional support in children with food allergies.