Personalized Nutrition Update issue nr. 6/19

Jul 01, 2019 5:00pm

Down at HQ

It has been a very exciting and busy journey the last couple of months. I have completed my PhD, am re-branding as Qina (which means “Be strong in Zulu) presented at Vitafoods, the World travel expo, Quisper and Nutrition hub‘s Hackathon in Berlin. I have also been featured in the Fresh produce journal and the Onboard hospitality magazine. So now that the study monkey is off my shoulder (for a little while I’m sure), I can focus completely on my purpose which is to bridge the gap between tech, research, and frontline healthcare professionals.

Stay Happy stay healthy



The First Nutrition Hackathon – Berlin

Last week I was extremely fortunate to be asked to be a business mentor at the first Nutrition hackathon which was organised by Nutrition hub, which is a community of nutrition experts led by Simone Frey and Lia Schmoekel. Participants came from at least 5 different countries and had a mix of nutrition, tech or business background. The worked on a challenge and come up with a personalised nutrition solution within 48hrs using a design sprint approach led by Hany Risk from NoBS.
It was my first hackathon and I enjoyed every minute of the 48hrs that we spent with participants, entrepreneurs and innovators. A few solutions were developed and the whole event finished with a pitch to all the participants. It was difficult not to interfere in the creative process knowing that none of the participants are from the personalised nutrition industry, but I was pleasantly surprised by the solutions that they came up with.

A full write is still coming, but my main take-away was that out of all the solutions that were developed, all had one critical success factor based on their consumer validation tests…….that a nutrition expert should be on the other end of the solution. Consumers still wanted a human at the end of each app or platform to talk to.
For more information on how we can support your team to develop new solutions in the Personalized nutrition industry or just to get your whole team up to speed on the Personalized nutrition area as a workshop, get in touch with us here


Research Update

Learning from Social Marketing: Living and Eating for Health Segments (LEHS) and Social Media Use (P16-023-19).

Predicting Personal Metabolic Responses to Food Using Multi-omics Machine Learning in over 1000 Twins and Singletons from the UK and US: The PREDICT I Study (OR31-01-19).

Comparing environmental and personal health impacts of individual food choices.

Evaluation of the eNutri automated personalised nutrition advice by users and nutrition professionals in the UK.

Healthy diet is associated with gene expression in blood: the Framingham Heart Study.


Technology News

DayTwo Secures $31 Million In Series B Financing To Scale Microbiome Research Platform To Address Chronic Health Conditions

Livongo health ‘nudges’ coming to Apple Watch, Fitbit, Samsung watches

Digital Health Startup Omada Snags Another $73 Million in Funding: Brainstorm Health

Personalised nutrition model a basis for better blood glucose control, study finds

Smart Wrist Band Helps People with Affective Disorders to Monitor Emotions


Food Trends

Consumer groups increase calls for mandatory labelling as Nestlé adopts Nutri-score 

Diversifying plant protein sources for the meat analogues of the future: Roquette plans 2020 fava launch

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes drive down consumption, meta-analysis shows


Upcoming Events

Personalised Nutrition &Innovation summit 2-3 October (London)

TNO Personalised nutrition summit 8th October (Zeist)

FENS 15 -18th October (Dublin)

Foodmatterslive 19-20th November (London)

Food ingredients 2-4th December (Paris)