Prof. Dr. Klazine Van der Horst


Prof. Dr. Klazine Van der Horst Leiterin aF&E Ernährung und Diätetik

  • Präsenzzeit Montag
  • Adresse Berner Fachhochschule
    Fachbereich Ernährung und Diätetik
    Finkenhubelweg 11
    3012 Bern


  • Bsc Ernährung & Diätetik

  • Msc Food Nutrition and Health (HAFL)

  • Public Health Nutrition (Bsc, Msc) 2018 -

  • Gesundheitsfördrung und Prävention (Bsc) 2019 -

  • Patient communication, Bsc Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands (2007/2008)

  • Food & Consumer Behavior, Msc Food Science, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (2009-2011)

  • Dietary intake and Consumer Behavior, Master of Gastronomy, Basque Culinary Center, San Sebastian, Spain (2017)


  • Children's Eating Behaviors

  • Influence of cooking and cooking skills on behavior and health

  • Behavior change and interventions

  • Dietary Intake studies

  • Nutrition communication for diverse groups

  • Nutrition labeling


  • 06/2018 Head aR&D Nutrition and Dietetics Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 02/2017-05/2018 Goup Leader Dietary Intake Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne
  • 06/2013-01/2017 Senior Scientist Public Health Nutrition & Project Manager Sustainable Nutrition Research Program Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne
  • 09/2011-05/2013 Scientist Consumer Behavior Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne
  • 12/2018-08/2011 Post-doctoral Scientist Consumer Behavior ETH Zürich
  • 05/2008-11/2008 Post-doctoral Scientist Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam
  • 08/2004-04/2008 PhD Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam
  • 01/2003-07/2004 Junior researcher VU Medical Center, Department of Social Medicine, EMGO Institute, Amsterdam
  • 07.09.2009 PhD: ENDORSE Environmental Determinants of Overweight in Rotterdam Schoolchildren. Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2006 Msc Public Health Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam
  • 2003 Msc Health Sciences, Health Education & Health promotion Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • 2001 Bsc Nutrition & Dietetics University of Applied Sciences (HAN), Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 2016 - Nestlé Micro MBA Program – 50% of ECTS points
  • 2016 - Certified trainer Leadership Development ‘Intent-Based Leadership”
  • 2012/13 - Project Management. Introduction and practitioners trainings.
  • 2006 - Theory construction and statistical modeling, Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands


  • Van der Horst K, Prieto Patron A, Mathias KC, Allirot X. Art on a plate: An evaluation study of an international initiative designed to promote fruits and vegetables in children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2019, Sep;51(8):919-925.

  • Van der Horst K, Tamara Bucher, Kerith Duncanson, Beatrice Murawski, David Labbe. Consumer Understanding, Perception and Interpretation of Serving Size Information on Food Labels: A Scoping Review. Nutrients 2019 Sep 11;11(9). pii: E2189.

  • Fries LR, van der Horst K, Moding KJ, Hughes SO, Johnson SL. Consistency Between Parent-Reported Feeding Practices and Behavioral Observation During Toddler Meals. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2019 Sep 17. pii: S1499-4046(19)30974-1

  • Bucher T, Murawski B, Duncanson K, Labbe D, Van der Horst K. The effect of the labelled serving size on consumption: A systematic review. Appetite, 2018;128:50-57.

  • Dantong Wang, Klazine van der Horst, Emma F. Jacquier, Myriam Afeiche Zehil, Alison L. Eldridge. Snacking Patterns in children: A Comparison between Australia, China, Mexico and the U.S. Nutrients 2018 Feb 11;10(2).

  • Prieto Patron A, Van der Horst K, Detzel P. Association between anemia in children 6 to 23 months old and child, mother, household and feeding indicators. Nutrients, 2018

  • Van der Horst K, Sleddens EFC. Parenting styles, feeding styles and food-related parenting practices in relation to toddlers’ eating styles: a cluster-analytic approach. Plos One 2017;12(5):e0178149.

  • Edelson, L, Martin N., Van der Horst K. Parent-child mealtime interactions associated with toddlers’ refusals of novel and familiar foods. Physiology & Behavior, 2017;176:93-100.

  • Ziyi Li, Van der Horst K, Edelson LR, Yu K, You L, Zhang Y, Vinyes-Pares G, Maa D, Yang X, Qin L, Wang J, Wang P. Perceptions of food intake and weight status among parents of picky eating infants and toddlers in China. Appetite 2017;108:456-463.

  • Van der Horst K. Deming DM, Lesniauskas R, Carr BT, Reidy KC. Picky eating: associations with child eating characteristics and food intake. Appetite 2016, 103:286-293.

  • Wang D, Van der Horst K, Jacquier M, Eldridge AL. The Periodicity of Snacking in US Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour 2016, 48(6): 369-375.

  • Fries LR, van der Horst K. Parental Feeding Practices and Associations with Children's Food Acceptance and Picky Eating. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2019;91:31-39. doi: 0.1159/000493676. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

  • Van der Horst, K. Ferrage A, Rytz A. Involving children in meal preparation. Effects on food intake. Appetite 2014, 79:18-24.

  • Bucher T, Siegrist M, van der Horst. Vegetable variety: an effective strategy to increase vegetable choice in children. Public Health Nutrition 2014, 17(6), 1232–1236

  • Keller C, van der Horst K. Relationship between dietary restraint, ambivalence towards eating and the valence and content of spontaneous associations with eating. Appetite 2013, 62:150-159.

  • Hartmann C, Siegrist M, van der Horst K. Snack frequency: associations with healthy and unhealthy food choices. Public Health Nutrition 2013, 16(8):1487-96.

  • Bucher T, van der Horst K, Siegrist, M. Fruit for dessert. How people compose healthier meals. Appetite 2013, 60: 74-80.

  • Van der Horst K. Overcoming picky eating: Eating enjoyment as a central aspect of children's eating behaviors. Appetite 2012, 58: 567-574.

  • Bucher T, van der Horst K, Siegrist M. "The Fake Food Buffet - A New Method in Nutrition Behaviour Research" British Journal of Nutrition 2012, 107(10): 1553-60

  • Van der Horst K, Brunner T, Siegrist M. Fast food and take-away food consumption are associated with different lifestyle characteristics. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2011, 24(6): 596-602.

  • Van der Horst K, Siegrist M. Vitamin and mineral supplement users: do they have healthy or unhealthy dietary behaviours? Appetite 2011, 57: 758-764.

  • Uijtdewilligen L, Nauta J, Singh AS, van Mechelen W, Twisk JWR, Van der Horst K, Chinapaw MJM. Determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior in young people: a review and quality synthesis of prospective studies. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2011, 45: 896-905.

  • Te Velde SJ, Van der Horst K, Oenema A, Timperio A, Crawford D, Brug J. Parental and home influences on adolescents’ TV viewing – a mediaton analyses. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 2011, 6: e364-e372.

  • Bucher T, van der Horst K, Siegrist M. Improvement of meal composition by vegetable variety". Public Health Nutrition 2011, 14(8): 1357-1363.

  • Van der Horst K, Giger M, Siegrist M. Attitudes towards shared decision-making and risk communication practices in residents and their teachers. Medical Teacher 2011, 33: e358-e363.

  • Tak NI, Te Velde SJ, Oenema A, Van der Horst K, Timperio A, Crawford D, Brug J. The association between home environmental variables and soft drink consumption among adolescents: Exploration of mediation by individual cognitions and habit strength. Appetite 2011, 56(2): 503-510.

  • Van der Horst K, Brunner T, Siegrist M. Ready-meal consumption: Associations with weight status and cooking skills. Public health Nutrition 2011, 14(2), 239–245.

  • Van der Horst K, Michael Siegrist, Pascale Orlow, Christoph Berendonk & Max Giger. Demographie, Beurteilung des Studiums und der Feedbackkultur and den Weiterbildungsstätten. Resultate der Umfrage 2008 bei Assistenzärztinnen und Assistenzärzten. Schweizerische Ärztezeitung 2010; 91(6): 203-207.

  • Van der Horst K, Siegrist M, Orlow P, Giger, M. Residents’ reasons for specialty choice: Gender, time, patient and career aspects. Medical Education 2010, 44: 595-602

  • Hume C, Van der Horst K, Brug J, Salmon J, Oenema A. Understanding the correlates of adolescents' TV viewing: a social ecological approach. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 2010, 5(2): 161-168.

  • Van der Horst K, Oenema A, te Velde SJ, Brug J. Do individual cognitions mediate the association of socio-cultural and physical environmental factors with adolescent sports participation? Public Health Nutrition 2010, 13(10A): 1746-1754.

  • Brunner T, Van der Horst K, Siegrist M. Convenience food products: Drivers for consumption. Appetite 2010, 55: 498-506.

  • Van der Horst K, Oenema A, te Velde SJ, Brug J. Gender, ethnic and school type differences in overweight and energy balance-related behaviours among Dutch adolescents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 2009, 4(4): 371-380.

  • Prins R, Oenema A, Van der Horst K, Brug J. Objective and perceived availability of physical activity opportunities: differences in associations with physical activity behaviour among urban adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009, 6:70.

  • DeJong CS, van Lenthe F, Van der Horst K, Oenema A. Environmental and cognitive correlates of adolescent breakfast consumption. Preventive Medicine 2009, 48(4): 372-377.

  • Van der Horst K, Oenema A, van de Looij-Jansen P, Brug J. The ENDORSE study: Research into environmental determinants of obesity related behaviors in Rotterdam Schoolchildren. BMC Public Health 2008, 28;8: 142.

  • Bere E, Van der Horst K, Oenema A, Prins R, Brug J. Socio-demographic factors as correlates of active commuting to school in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Preventive Medicine 2008, 47(4): 412-416.

  • Van der Horst K, Timperio A, Crawford D, Roberts R, Brug J, Oenema A. The school food environment: associations with adolescent soft drink and snack consumption. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2008, 35(3): 217-23.

  • Van der Horst K, Oenema A, Ferreira I, Wendel-Vos W, Giskes K, Van Lenthe F, Brug J. A review of environmental correlates of obesity-related dietary behaviors in youth. Health Education Research 2007, 22: 203-226.

  • Van der Horst K, Kremers S, Ferreira I, Singh A, Oenema A, Brug J. Perceived parenting style and practices and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by adolescents. Health Education Research 2007, 22: 295-304.

  • Van der Horst K, Chin a Paw M, Twisk J, Van Mechelen W. A brief review on correlates of physical activity and sedentariness in youth. Medicine & Science in Sports
    & Exercise 2007, 39(8): 1241-1250.

  • Ferreira I, Van der Horst K, Wendel-Vos W, Kremers S, van Lenthe F, Brug J. Environmental correlates of physical activity in youth - A review and update. Obesity Reviews 2007, 8(2): 129-154.

  • Kremers SPJ, Van der Horst K, Brug J. Adolescent screen-viewing behaviour is associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages: the role of habit strength and perceived parental norms. Appetite 2007, 48: 345-350.


Betreute Arbeiten

  • Veronica Ortiz-Pinchetti Vargas (ETH Zürich) Consumers’ reasons and attitudes towards vitamins and mineral supplements consumption in Switzerland 2011

  • Nina Ulrich (ETH Zürich) Einfluss der Eltern-Kind-Kommunikation auf das Essverhalten des Kindes 2010

  • Kathrin Rapp Schürmann (ETH Zürich) Übergewicht bei älteren Adoleszenten in der Schweiz: Grundlagen für Präventionsstrategien 2009