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At what age can you contact us?


Perhaps you are now thinking, what do they mean by 'age categories'? By this we want to tell you that everyone can come to us, from young to old. Renate de Schaap is also a children's dietician.

Age categories can be subdivided into:

Babies, from 0-1 years

Whether you have questions about breastfeeding, infant feeding or the first bites. You can contact us for all these questions.

Toddlers, from 1-4 years old

Do you have questions such as do my toddler eat enough, how do I teach my toddler to eat in a more varied way, how can I best deal with "toddler obesity" when it comes to eating habits?
Toddlers, aged 4-6 years

A lot will change for your school-age child. Just the fact that your child eats and drinks a snack with the teacher at school. If you have any questions about what are responsible snacks or what it is best to give your toddler to drink and give him or her for lunch. Then you have come to the right place.

Schoolchild, from 6-12 years old

Your child's development goes on and on, and so does the development of taste. As a parent, you can encourage your child to eat more and more varied meals. A child tends to say "I don't like that" very quickly, but there is a golden rule for this. It has been scientifically proven that your child can only say "I don't like it" after ten tests!

Adolescents, aged 12-18 years

A lot changes during puberty. In this period your child/you go to high school and your adolescent/you come into a considerable growth spurt towards adulthood. In this period your child/you need a lot more energy. For this it is important that the eating pattern changes as responsibly as possible. Also the social aspects such as going to the supermarket together during the break will play a role. They are in the phase in which they are given responsibilities, but also have to deal with group pressure from friends and girlfriends. If you have any questions about nutrition, we can advise you on this. We are very accessible!

Adults, from 18-70 years old

This is a very broad period in which you can have all kinds of questions about nutrition. There are many nutrition-related complaints in which we can help you.

Elderly people, 70 years and older

In this period it is also important that you continue to eat enough. We know from experience and research that you often eat less in this age group due to reduced appetite. The danger is that your nutritional condition will deteriorate and you will get all kinds of complaints as a result. See also Eldery care





If your child says: "I don't like it", remember that your child must have tasted it ten times first in order to really say: "I don't like it".

How can you deal with this as a parent?

For example, if your child says he doesn't like broccoli, try to offer it intermittently in different ways; cooked, raw as a salad with a tasty dressing, stir-fried (with garlic for example), mashed as soup.


Try to stimulate your children to drink water and (herbal) tea. A lot of soft drinks are drunk which contain an incredible amount of sugars.

There is a lot of sugar in sodas, lemonade, chocolate or yoghurt drinks; also called the "hidden" sugar.

Did you know that children who don't get sweet drinks very often usually eat better than children who get lots of lemonade and sodas?

To give you an idea, we have listed a number of sugary drinks:

Try to discuss with your adolescent what kind of responsible snacks and lunch options your child likes. If you would like advice on this, you can always contact us.


1 glass of soda (prick)

5 lumps

1 glass orange juice

5 lumps

1 glass of apple juice

4 lumps

1 glass of yoghurt drink

5 lumps

1 glass of lemonade syrup

4 lumps

1 glass of chocolate milk

6 lumps

Try to discuss with your adolescent what kind of responsible snacks and lunch options your child likes. If you would like advice on this, you can always contact us.