Frans Kok PHOTOFrans Kok (1950) is professor in Nutrition & Health and director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Kok was trained in human nutrition (MSc, PhD) in Wageningen and epidemiology (MSc) at Harvard University, Boston USA.

Kok’s scientific research covers topics such as diet in disease prevention, dietary behaviour, and overweight. In emerging economies in Asia and Africa attention is on diet and deficiency disorders. He is author of some 300 international peer-reviewed scientific publications and editor of three nutrition textbooks.

From 2006-2010 he acted as Dean Research of Wageningen University being responsible for the quality of academic research and postdoctoral training. He has been member of the Academic Board of Wageningen University for more than 10 years.

Kok is member of several (inter)national scientific committees. He chaired the Dutch National Health Council committee responsible for the 2006 Dietary Guidelines for the Netherlands.
Kok presents and lectures on nutrition and health topics at many (popular)scientific (inter)national symposia, master classes, and the media.

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