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Helga Emke
Health Scientist

After my bachelor Health and Life Sciences I did the master Management, Policy Analysis, and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences at the VU. During my last internship I did my research within the PARtners aan Zet project from the VUmc. I conducted research with children from elementary schools in the North of Amsterdam to improve their physical activity and dietary behaviour. Because of the importance of this topic and the fun I had during this research I started with a PhD track focused on the health of children. The project LIKE is part of the Amsterdam Programme on Healthy Weight for Children. The goal of this project is to improve the health together with children, parents and the neighbourhood in the East of Amsterdam. It is important to develop interventions with a bottom up approach because then they are better fitted to the needs and preferences of the target group.