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Our newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of sustainability in the agri-food sector. We will also keep you informed about interesting projects, training and courses. We publish our newsletter up to six times a year.

18/03/2019

Future-proof food & beverage products

A main challenge for food and beverage producing companies is to become ‘future-proof’ with respect to health, environmental and other sustainability concerns. Future-proof food and beverage products have a right balance between […]
12/03/2019

Missed our webinar on Sustainable diets?

No worries, the recordings are available.
08/03/2019
Laura van de Kar

Laura van de Kar joins Optimeal team for her Master’s thesis

Laura joined our team as an intern in February 2019. We are delighted to present Laura to you in her own words
14/02/2019

Webinar: Sustainable Diets

Do you want to know more about the complex subject of healthy and sustainable food? On 12 March 2019 we are holding a free webinar on how to calculate a healthy and […]
13/02/2019

Calculating healthy and sustainable diets with Optimeal

Optimeal is an optimisation tool for calculating the sustainability and health value of foods and dietary patterns. Optimeal is now used by a range of food companies, government bodies and NGOs.
04/02/2019

Healthy and sustainable diets for people and planet

Recently, the EAT-Lancet commission published a report on healthy and sustainable diets. In our studies we arrive at roughly the same conclusion. However, our research method was different, and actually more precise.
17/10/2018
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Conference: Science and Technology for Meat Analogues

On the 1 and 2 November 2018 Wageningen Food & Biobased research will organise the conference ‘Science and Technology for Meat Analogues’ . During the conference the latest research findings and insights […]
23/05/2018
Optimeal - redevelopment

Sneak preview: First impressions of the Optimeal update

We have already announced that Optimeal is undergoing a substantial update. At the moment we are working hard behind the scenes to bring you the updated program. In the meantime we are […]
13/03/2018
Development of Optimeal

Taking Optimeal to the next level

One of the biggest global challenges we face is to make food production and consumption both healthier and more sustainable. Besides the growing world population, there is a shift in the composition […]
02/11/2017
Optimisation on health & sustainability

Sustainable diets & Optimisation: Join us at Food Matters Live 2017

The challenge of making the global production and consumption of food more sustainable is becoming increasingly urgent. Optimisation techniques can help to obtain a greater understanding of how to improve diets on nutritional […]
10/10/2017

EU project PROMISS

Blonk Consultants is one of the partners in the EU project PROMISS. PROMISS is an international project that aims to turn the challenge of tackling malnutrition in older people into an opportunity […]
29/08/2017
Livewell Plates - WWF

‘Eating for 2 degrees’ – update Livewell Plates WWF UK

In 2011 WWF-UK  published its first Livewell Plate, which brought the sustainable diets debate to the attention of the public. Livewell Plates is WWF-UK’s project to show that changing our diet can […]
10/04/2017

How to make the shift to a more sustainable and healthy food system?

The food system, from production to consumption and waste treatment, makes a big contribution (20–30%) to global greenhouse gas emissions and a big claim on scarce natural resources. By 2050 we will […]
25/01/2017

Optimise your diet!

We challenge you: Create a diet, which is healthy and sustainable as possible! Optimise your diet! aims to address the challenge of making the global food production and consumption system more sustainable […]
29/09/2016

Putting sustainable diets into practice

In this article Gerard Kramer and Hans Blonk describe how food and beverage companies can implement the concept of sustainable diets into product development to future-proof their product portfolio. Understanding the balance […]
01/09/2016

Workshop Sustainable Diets

On the 9th of November we organise an exclusive workshop on ‘Sustainable Diets’. During this interactive workshop you will learn more about the balance between environmental impact and nutritional value of food […]