Optimizing diets on health and sustainability

One of the biggest global challenges today is to make food production and consumption both healthier and more sustainable. The associated issues are diverse and concern growing world population, malnutrition, high contribution to climate change:

  • Growing world population
  • Shift in composition of diet (e.g. more animal-based foods)
  • High contribution to climate change
  • Claim on natural resources, such as fossil fuels and fertile agricultural land
  • Malnutrition & noncommunicable diseases

Grasp the full picture of healthy and sustainable diets

Defining healthy and sustainable food patterns is complex and should be based on a systematic investigation and sound data.

To help you in this debate, we have built Optimeal®, a tool that enables to grasp the full picture of healthy and sustainable nutrition. Optimeal® allows investigation of a multitude of options, identifies new opportunities and helps to elevate the level of discussions. Optimeal® is a software package for optimization of diets on health and sustainability. It was developed by Blonk Consultants in cooperation with Voedingscentrum (the Netherlands Nutrition Centre). Optimeal® and the included environmental data have been applied in several peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Optimeal® will support you with strategic thinking on healthy and sustainable diets and the role of specific food products therein.

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Optimeal related activities


November 2018

Conference: Science and Technology for Meat Analogues

1-2 November 2018, Wageningen, the Netherlands

During the conference the latest research findings and insights related to technology for the production of fibrous, plant-based materials on nano- to mesoscale will be presented.Roline Broekema will be one of the keynote speakers. Read more!