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Nutrition Sciences alumna Anne believes prevention is better than the cure

KI alumna Anne Krijger Photo: Private

Anne Krijger, an alumna of Karolinska Institutet (KI), believes in the importance of prevention in healthcare. After completing her MD at the University of Amsterdam, Anne noticed a lack of emphasis on nutrition and preventive medicine in medical practice. Motivated to make a difference, she decided to pursue further education to broaden her knowledge in this area.

Anne applied to the Master's in Nutrition Science program at KI after learning about the high level of nutrition research in Sweden. She started the program in the fall of 2019 and felt at home from the beginning. The small-scale nature of the program allowed for valuable discussions among students with diverse backgrounds. Anne appreciated the high-quality education and the supportive teachers at KI.

Currently, Anne is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Her project focuses on developing a screening tool to assess nutrition and lifestyle in children aged 0-4 years, combining her passions for nutrition, lifestyle, and children. During her time at KI, Anne actively searched for job opportunities and quickly found a position that aligned with her interests.

As a PhD student, Anne spends her time immersing herself in the subject through extensive reading and critically assessing research papers. While she is still unsure about her future career path, she enjoys both research and clinical work and envisions a combination of both, particularly in the field of nutrition and lifestyle.

Anne advises students to engage in classes and extracurricular activities organized by KI to meet people in their field and gain valuable insights and experiences. Hearing from others can help students discover various aspects and opportunities that can shape their enthusiasm for their future careers.