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A dietary pattern that is healthy for both Belgians and the planet

Our current food system has a substantial environmental impact. On behalf of WWF-Belgium, we analysed which products fit in a sustainable healthy diet for a family of four. This research is part […]

Presentation on future-proof and sustainable healthy diets at LEAP Conference 2020

In December our colleague Marcelo Tyszler gave a presentation at the LEAP Conference 2020, on our study ‘Future-proof and sustainable healthy diets based on current eating patterns of adults in the Netherlands’.

Future-proof and sustainable healthy diets based on current eating patterns in the Netherlands

Our colleagues Roline Broekema and Hans Blonk investigated together with a group of researchers what a future-proof and sustainable healthy diet could look like for the Netherlands. There findings are published in […]

Workshop Know better, Eat better!

How can we make our food system healthier for ourselves and the planet? That is what we investigate in our ‘Know Better, Eat Better!’ workshop.

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 […]

Missed our webinar on Sustainable diets?

No worries, the recordings are available.
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

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 […]

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.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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 […]
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 […]

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 […]