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    Baby's first bites: a randomized controlled trial to assess the effects of vegetable-exposure and sensitive feeding on vegetable acceptance, eating behavior and weight gain in infants and toddlers
    Veek, S.M.C. van der; Graaf, C. de; Vries, J.H.M. de; Jager, G. ; Vereijken, C.M.J.L. ; Weenen, H. ; Winden, N. van; Vliet, M.S. van; Schultink, J.M. ; Wild, V.W.T. de; Janssen, S. ; Mesman, J. - \ 2019
    BMC Pediatrics 19 (2019)1. - ISSN 1471-2431 - 1 p.
    Complementary feeding - Infant - Responsive feeding - Self-regulation of energy intake - Toddler - Vegetable exposure - Vegetables

    BACKGROUND: The start of complementary feeding in infancy plays an essential role in promoting healthy eating habits. Evidence shows that it is important what infants are offered during this first introduction of solid foods: e.g. starting exclusively with vegetables is more successful for vegetable acceptance than starting with fruits. How infants are introduced to solid foods also matters: if parents are sensitive and responsive to infant cues during feeding, this may promote self-regulation of energy intake and a healthy weight. However, the effectiveness of the what and the how of complementary feeding has never been experimentally tested in the same study. In the current project the what and how (and their combination) are tested in one study to determine their relative importance for fostering vegetable acceptance and self-regulation of energy intake in infants. METHODS: A four-arm randomized controlled trial (Baby's First Bites (BFB)) was designed for 240 first-time Dutch mothers and their infants, 60 per arm. In this trial, we compare the effectiveness of (a) a vegetable-exposure intervention focusing on the what in complementary feeding; (b) a sensitive feeding intervention focusing on the how in complementary feeding, (c) a combined intervention focusing on the what and how in complementary feeding; (d) an attention-control group. All mothers participate in five sessions spread over the first year of eating solid foods (child age 4-16 months). Primary outcomes are vegetable consumption, vegetable liking and self-regulation of energy intake. Secondary outcomes are child eating behaviors, child anthropometrics and maternal feeding behavior. Outcomes are assessed before, during and directly after the interventions (child age 18 months), and when children are 24 and 36 months old. DISCUSSION: The outcomes are expected to assess the impact of the interventions and provide new insights into the mechanisms underlying the development of vegetable acceptance, self-regulation and healthy eating patterns in infants and toddlers, as well as the prevention of overweight. The results may be used to improve current dietary advice given to parents of their young children on complementary feeding. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The trial was retrospectively registered during inclusion of participants at the Netherlands National Trial Register (identifier NTR6572 ) and at ( NCT03348176 ). Protocol issue date: 1 April 2018; version number 1.

    Visiedocument gebruik van biobeschikbaarheid in bodembeoordeling : mogelijkheden voor metalen in bodem en waterbodem
    Lijzen, J.P.A. ; Verschoor, A.J. ; Mesman, M. ; Boer, P.T. ; Osté, L. ; Römkens, P. - \ 2017
    Bilthoven : Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM briefrapport 2015-0215) - 86
    Om te bepalen of de kwaliteit van een bodem geschikt is voor (her)gebruik, wordt een risicobeoordeling uitgevoerd. Daarmee wordt onder meer beoordeeld of de aanwezige metalen een risico vormen voor mens, plant en dier. Momenteel wordt hiervoor de totale concentratie van de aanwezige metalen gemeten. Bekend is echter dat niet al het aanwezige metaal schadelijke effecten veroorzaakt. Door de hoeveelheid metalen te bepalen die effecten kan veroorzaken, wordt de risicobeoordeling van metalen in land- en waterbodem verbeterd. Aanbevolen wordt een meetmethode met verdund salpeterzuur toe te passen waarmee dit kan. Het RIVM heeft een visiedocument opgesteld, waarin staat waar, hoe en waarom dit in het bodem- en waterbodembeleid mogelijk is.
    A pragmatist approach to the governance of vulnerability
    Keulartz, J. ; Schermer, M. - \ 2014
    In: Vulnerability in Technological Cultures. New directions in research and governance / Hommels, A., Mesman, J., Bijker, W.E., The MIT Press - ISBN 9780262027106 - p. 285 - 304.
    Novel technologies and scientific advancements offer not only opportunities but risks. Technological systems are vulnerable to human error and technical malfunctioning that have far-reaching consequences: one flipped switch can cause a cascading power failure across a networked electric grid. Yet, once addressed, vulnerability accompanied by coping mechanisms may yield a more flexible and resilient society. This book investigates vulnerability, in both its negative and positive aspects, in technological cultures. The contributors argue that viewing risk in terms of vulnerability offers a novel approach to understanding the risks and benefits of science and technology. Such an approach broadens conventional risk analysis by connecting to issues of justice, solidarity, and livelihood, and enabling comparisons between the global north and south. The book explores case studies that range from agricultural practices in India to neonatal intensive care medicine in Western hospitals; these cases, spanning the issues addressed in the book, illustrate what vulnerability is and does. The book offers conceptual frameworks for empirical description and analysis of vulnerability that elucidate its ambiguity, context dependence, and constructed nature. Finally, the book addresses the implications of these analyses for the governance of vulnerability, proposing a more reflexive way of dealing with vulnerability in technological cultures.
    10 Jaar Triade: een evaluatie...
    Wagelmans, M. ; Derksen, A. ; Lud, D. ; Mesman, M. ; Faber, J.H. - \ 2010
    Bodem 20 (2010)2. - ISSN 0925-1650 - p. 18 - 20.
    bodemverontreiniging - methodologie - toxicologie - onderzoek - kwaliteitsnormen - bodemecologie - ecologische risicoschatting - soil pollution - methodology - toxicology - research - quality standards - soil ecology - ecological risk assessment
    Sinds 1998 wordt de Triade gebruikt voor het schatten van locatiespecifieke ecologische risico's van bodemverontreiniging. In 2008 en 2009 is een proces-NEN ontwikkels voor ecologische risicobeoordeling. Ter ondersteuning hiervan is een evaluatie uitgevoerd van all in Nederland uitgevoerde Triade projecten.
    10 years of terrestrial ecological risk assessment: An evaluation
    Wagelmans, M. ; Derksen, A. ; Mesman, M. ; Lud, D. ; Faber, J.H. - \ 2009
    Bodemgebruikswaarden voor landbouw, natuur en waterbodem; technisch wetenschappelijke afleiding van getalswaarden
    Wezel, A.P. van; Vries, W. de; Beek, M. ; Otte, P.F.M. ; Lijzen, J.P.A. ; Mesman, M. ; Vlaardingen, P.L.A. van; Tuinstra, J. ; Elswijk, M. van; Römkens, P.F.A.M. ; Bonten, L.T.C. - \ 2003
    Bilthoven : RIVM (RIVM rapport 711701031/2003) - 161
    bodembeheer - ontginning - decontaminatie - landgebruik - kwaliteitsnormen - bodemverontreiniging - nederland - waterbodems - soil management - reclamation - decontamination - land use - quality standards - soil pollution - netherlands - water bottoms
    In response to the governmental decision 'Policy renewal on soil remediation', this report presents numerical values that are derived for specific soil-uses. The values are to be used as remediation objectives, or as criteria for the re-use of slightly contaminated soil or sediment. Various soil-uses in the rural area, as well as the uses of permanently flooded and dry sediments, are considered
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