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Jan-Willem van Dijk

PhD

Jan-Willem van Dijk is leader of the expertise team Sports and Exercise Nutrition at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, NL. Besides providing education and conducting research, Jan-Willem’s team provides nutritional counselling to elite athletes, including Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Hence, knowledge and skills acquired in the field are used as input for research and education, while new insights from research can be directly implemented in daily practice. The unique combination of education, daily practice, and research facilitates the optimization of nutritional strategies and nutritional counselling to promote health and performance of athletes.

Jan-Willem has published >35 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Current research themes include the energy and nutritional requirements of athletes, bone health and body composition of athletes, and nutritional strategies to improve health and performance of athletes.