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.

Stay up-to-date

Our latest Optimeal® news


Optimeal related activities


November 2017

Let's meet @ Food Matters Live 2017

21-23 November 2017, London

Food Matters Live is an event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. During the session 'Future food consumption: innovation in sustainable diets' Roline Broekema will give a presentation on 'Future food policy and product development: grasping the full picture of healthy and sustainable nutrition using optimisation' Read more!

Interested in the uses of Optimeal®
or want to know more about healthy and sustainable diets?

Please contact Roline Broekema,
senior consultant at Blonk Consultants
+31 (0)182 579 970