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Public Engagement The European Researchers' Night

Aletta’s Kitchen: The Greatest Groninger Food Quiz

On 24 September, two interactive game shows called the ‘The Greatest Groningen Food Quiz’ took place at ‘Aletta’s Kitchen’ in the Groningen Forum. Both shows involved a fun quiz, built together with researchers, food professionals, nutritionists, citizens, and artists which allowed participating teams and the audience to discover striking scientific findings about ‘who/what determines what we eat’. At the same time, the audience was able to learn more about the profession of a researcher and how research experiments are done.

The programme content was intended to raise awareness of different influences on our food choices (for example advertising and supermarket strategies, governmental interventions etc.) and how research can be beneficial for the public and can empower children and adults to make healthier food choices.

The evening show (20:00 - 21:00) for adults was built as a TV show, filmed by local Groningen OOG TV. Three neighborhood teams of de Wijert, Paddepoel, and Vinkhuizen competed against each other in a fun quiz where knowledge or education background did not play a role. The quiz helped to raise particular topics which were discussed by guest researchers. The show was filmed on the European Researchers' Night (24 September) and was broadcasted on OOG TV on several occassions during the following weekend. The show was moderated by Colin Mooijman.


The morning show (10:00 - 11:00) was organized as a theather show for an audience of 100 children and was also live streamed to give more classes the opportunity to watch. The show was meant for children in the age of 7-11. School teams from Reitdiep, Paddepoel, and Zuidhorn had the opportunity to compete in the quiz. The quiz again helped to raise particular topics about food which researchers of different disciplines reacted on. The teams' classmates in the audience were supporting the teams present on the stage and were actively participating by advising the them. The show was moderated by thirteen year old Lise Naus and researcher Ruth Koops van ‘t Jagt.

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