2022-01-31 PERSFO blog: A high-level overview of the different PERSFO studies

The PERSFO application is an ongoing, evolving smart food platform. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the studies were set-up as hybrid studies. This blog post gives an overview of the different PERSFO studies performed until now including the ongoing final study onsite expected to end mid-March… read more

2021-12-16 PERSFO blog: Future-proofing our food services

The food industry is going through seismic changes, speeded-up by the current pandemic. As a company, Sodexo has learnt a lot over the past year and have adapted and expanded their dining options. In this blog they share their vision for the future… read more

2021-11-29 PERSFO blog: Why do we need personalised nutrition in the workplace?

The Covid-19 situation affected people’s lives in so many ways, including changing workplace settings for working-from-home environments. This has had an impact on people’s lifestyles, especially dietary habits. How did Covid-19 affect people’s dietary habits? How can PERSFO help workers improve dietary habits long-term?… read more

2021-11-22 PERSFO blog: From Customization to Personalization (and Beyond)

What if you never got stuck on thinking about what to eat? What if someone else presented you day after day with the exact meal you did not even know you were craving? Alberts is on a mission to make a healthy life the easiest option. How do they do that? By making healthy eating effortless… read more

2021-11-10 PERSFO blog: 3 ways COVID has shaped the world of personalised nutrition startups

The further we move away from the early days of the pandemic, the clearer we see its long-term effects. As a market insights leader in the personalised nutrition & digital health space, Qina has witnessed how the impact of Covid-19 has rocked every corner of the estimated $8 billion industry … read more

2021-10-13 PERSFO: A slow start entering workplace restaurants (Press Release)

After 2020, like many others, PERSFO had high hopes that 2021 would be easier and activities might be carried out as planned. However, patience and flexibility are needed in food research at the best of times … read more

2021-09-01 Qina joins PERSFO

Mariette Abrahams PhD MBA, CEO & Founder of Qina, the first personalised nutrition platform that analyses trends, innovations, research, and consumer behaviour to help companies navigate the future of nutrition and health, has joined PERSFO to help develop business planning post-project and support dissemination. With more than 20 years experience spanning public and private sector, and most recently providing consultancy services to startups and SMEs in the personalised nutrition industry, we are pleased to welcome Mariette, who will provide strategic advice and market insight as well as domain expertise for development of new products like PERSFO.

2020-12-18 Eating healthily in the workplace during a pandemic:
Research carries on (Press Release)

Many of us struggle to achieve healthy eating goals at work. PERFSO, an EIT Food-funded project, wants to bridge the gap between good intentions and reality at work … read more

If you would like to learn more about PERSFO and our activities this year, contact Dr Siân Astley

2020-12-17 PERSFO End-of-Year 1

Despite a global pandemic, PERSFO has continued to work and meet-up, albeit online. Here are some images from the kick-off (23.01.2020 – wow! back when we had no idea how the year would pan [sorry] out), and several online consortium meetings (24.03, 10.06, 21.09 and 10.12.2020). If PERSFO has shown anything, it is that scientists and science is far more agile in our responses than we might have imagined, and we hope this project will be funded for a second year …

PERSFO: Jo Goossens (1955-2020)

PERSFO offers our most sincere condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Jo Goossens, following the announcement of his death. Jo was a much-valued colleague and his efforts to make PERSFO a success will be much missed. RIP

2020-10-02 Virtually Business as Usual!

At the beginning of the year, we started work on PERSFO (Personalized and Connected Food Service Providers), an EIT Food Innovation Activity aiming to help consumers eat more healthily at work. There are hundreds of apps that aim to encourage healthy eating, but PERSFO is being built with a food service provider and will include real-time daily menus, giving users specific information about their food choices in the workplace … read more

2020-09-18 PERSFO Update …

Personalized and connected food service providers (PERSFO, Project ID20291) started officially in January 2020 with funding from EIT Food. This project brings together a group of beneficiaries with expertise in personalised nutrition, artificial intelligence, catering services, consumer behaviour, and business development … read more

Personalized and connected food service providers (PERSFO, Project ID 20291) has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.