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Jobien Groen is a research assistent at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam in collaboration with the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD).

After finishing her Master's degree in Cultural Antropology, she worked for over ten years as an editor for online and printed media. Currently she is completing her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Health at The Hague University.

Jobien will assist a PhD candidate in the evaluation of the Jump-in project; an intervention encouraging exercise and healthy nutrition at primary schools in Amsterdam. The evaluation will be focussed on the effect of Jump-in on the eating behaviour of children in schools and at home; does healthy school food policy affect the consumption of water, sweetened beverages, fruits, vegetables and whole wheat bread? Additionally, the implementation process will be evaluated in order to optimize the program.