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What’s on your plate?

About “what’s on your plate”

What did you eat today? Was it a healthy piece of vegetable or was it some tasty doughnut? Does it even matter? Yes it does. But how and why does it matter you might ask. That’s a very good question. We’re glad you asked. The answer is…. going to be revealed in our blog 🙂. But in case that this amazing intro wasn’t enough to convince you yet: Do you feel very hyper and cannot concentrate in class? Did you maybe drink soda or ate some candy before class? Did you ever wonder how your acne had good and bad days? What you eat might influence your mood, performance, your skin and the environment (big topic with global warming now, ey?).

Tired of hearing what you should or should not eat? Don’t worry, this is not your standard health blog. But by checking our blog or social media you’ll understand the importance of food to a degree no human has before you (for legal reasons, we have to disclose that there is neither a contract, nor that you’ll gain Buddha-like enlightenment). Are you ready?

Who are we?

Hi! My name is Peter, 24 years old and I study Bio Inspired Innovation. I have been interested in biology for quite some time now and I would like give others the opportunity to be amazed by nature as much as I am. I think there is still a lot to learn about everything around us, and I think biology is at the basis of this. You hear bad stuff in the news all the time, but there are still things we can do to make it better. Improving the world starts by seeing how beautiful it can be!


Hello! My name is Anna and I am a 21-year-old student. I have just finished my chemistry Bachelor in Utrecht. Besides studying, I have been rowing quite intensely. When training eight times a week, it is important to eat plenty, healthy and divers. During these years, I have learned a lot about food, supplements and nutrients. By combining my personal food experiences and my background in chemistry, I have a broad knowledge on the topic. During these blogs, I would like to inform you and make you more aware of how your diet influences you. Enjoy reading!


Hi, I’m Aras. I’m 24 and I study Neuroscience and Cognition. Unveiling the mysteries of the brain is one of the most meaningful things to me. But that hasn’t always been the case. I went from loving chemistry, to biology, to neuroscience, and now to science communication. In all these years studying, I noticed that what I ate had a huge influence on my focus, memory and test performance. And now with my neuroscience background, I’d love to know how it affects our mental performance, and how we can take advantage of that. And I hope you would too!


Hi, I’m Julia, 27 years old and, yes, still studying. Life is funny sometimes, for example when you meet someone special backpacking and move to Denmark. After a while, we understood we needed to develop ourselves instead of being dependent on each other, so I moved back and started my interesting master in Behavioural Ecology (mostly animal related). I wanted to be the translator rather than the researcher, so now I am engaged in science communication. Communicating the beauty and importance of science seems the most important thing we should do to improve the world. It gives me hope.