Berit Follong started her academic career at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Health (Wageningen University) with a minor in Sport, Exercise and Health (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) by the end of 2014. After this, she continued with a Master of Science in Nutrition and Health, focussing on Nutrition Physiology and Health Status. During this 2-year Master, she was given the opportunity to do an internship at the University of Newcastle in Australia. This internship opened her eyes to all the career prospects that she might have. To broaden her scope of view on Nutrition and Health, she commenced a Master in Health Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). It was during this 1-year period that she contacted her previous supervisors at the University of Newcastle to discuss her career as a PhD student. Berit is now at the start of her career as a researcher in the field of Nutrition and Mathematics education for primary school children.