Dr. Liesbeth Haverkort worked for a long time as a dietitian at Amsterdam UMC location AMC. She was involved in the (experimental) dietary treatments of peroxisomal and mitochondrial diseases and guided (oncological) patients pre- and postoperative because of diet-related complaints due to invasive surgical procedures of the gastrointestinal tract.
Finishing the university master's program Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in health care at the University of Amsterdam was the prelude to start and perform various nutrition-related studies. This resulted in 2014 in the thesis "The value of nutritional assessment in major abdominal surgery.".
"A healthy, well-composed diet contributes to the optimal functioning of the body"
Since September 2015, she has been working at the HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht for the research group Innovations in Preventive Care, the Dental Hygiene programme and the Nutrition department. She uses her experience in dietetics in the research group to draw attention to the added value of nutrition in health and disease.
- Nutrition to support health and to prevent illness
- Nutrition during illness
- Nutritional status
- Body composition
- The association between polypharmacy and malnutrition(risk) in older people a systematic review