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Carry M Renders, PhD is assistant Professor at the section Prevention and Public Health, Department of Health Sciences and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research VU University Amsterdam.
She is involved in education in the field of Prevention and Public Health. She has expertise in research in the field of overweight/obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents (0-23 years) and in the field of quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care.
Moreover she is working as a research coordinator and associate lector “the Healthy City” at the Research Center Prevention of Overweight at the University of applied Sciences Windesheim in the city of Zwolle. Here she is involved in research in the field of integrated and community based approaches to tackle the public health problem of overweight and obesity in youth (0-23 years).
In addition she is involved in the Knowledge Center Overweight (KCO) of which she has been projectmanager from 2002 till 2009.
Knowledge Center for Obesity (
The Knowledge Centre for Obesity was established in 2002 with subsidies from the Ministry of Health to enhance knowledge about the aetiology, prevention, treatment options and consequences of overweight and obesity. The Centre has extensive expertise and know-how. Its goal is to provide professionals with access to this knowledge and to encourage research. In addition to being a centre for collecting information, the Knowledge Centre is also a place where prevention officers and care providers can find answers to their questions, as well as being an information desk for enquiries and information from, for example, the media. The Knowledge Centre for Obesity also supports the Ministry of Health in the development of policy in the field of obesity.
The Knowledge Centre is housed with EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam.