Marije van Koperen is researcher and a PhD candidate at the Department of Health Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Marije her studies focus on evaluation-methodologies of community-wide intervention approaches and its facilitating and prohibiting factors. Her research field is the prevention of overweight and obesity in children. Marije holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Hanze University in Groningen (1997) and a Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from Maastricht University (2007). She has over 6 years’ working experience in international commercial organizations and more than 10 years in the field of Health Promotion and Health Education as a consultant, lecturer and researcher.