Voeding Leeft develops lifestyle programs for people with a chronic disorder. Pills are the main focus of treatment for patients. “While research shows that lifestyle is a very important factor in people’s health. If people know what nutrition can mean for their vitality, that lifestyle can do much more in the treatment of diseases. People become much more lively and experience more happiness. And that in turn means that they can phase out medication and be healthier”, says Barbara Kerstens, program director for Voeding Leeft.
Vitality is more than just food and exercise. Vitality also has a major social-emotional component. ‘In general, students often receive a lot of knowledge in education, but questions like how do you actually live? “Are often not addressed’, says Judith Becker. The students of the minor Project Lifestyle Style do talk about those topics and Becker hopes that this will cause an oil spill for other students.