The Dutch Food Composition Database (NEVO) contains data on the composition of foods eaten frequently by a large part of the Dutch population. These foods contribute significantly to the intake of energy and nutrients. Foods of importance for specific groups of the Dutch population are also included.
Collection of periodic data on food consumption and nutrition status of the Dutch population and of specific groups within the population has been carried out since 1987 under the authority of the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
The Public Health Foresight Study (in Dutch: VTV) provides an overview of the most important future developments in disease and health, determinants of health, and prevention and health care in the Netherlands. The Public Health Foresight study is a four-yearly publication of RIVM commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).
As a pregnant woman living in the Netherlands, you have the option of having your child tested before birth. In this way, you can opt for tests that screen for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes. It is worth noting that not all pregnant women opt for screening tests, but all will be offered them.