2020-12-18 PRESS RELEASE

Eating healthily in the workplace during a pandemic:
Research carries on

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 …

2020-12-02 PERSFO at ICHI 2020

Robin De Croon presented a poster ‘Motivational design techniques to support healthy eating habits at work‘ at ICHI (02.12.2020). This exploratory study provides a deeper understanding of employees when they are asked to use a personalised meal recommendation application in the workplace … read more

You can also explore the designs here and you watch the presentation here.

2020-11-12 PERSFO at 34th EFFoST Conference

Food & Health Digitalisation, a session considering outputs from several EU- and otherwise-funded projects including PERSFO, which reflect a drive to make existing and emerging food, diet and health resources more readily findable, accessible and reusable to deliver tools for citizens … read more

2020-11-10 PERSFO at World Food Innovate

From food robotics to AI in five years to make a healthy life the easiest option
Glenn Mathijssen, Co-Founder & Co-CEO Alberts, presented Vending 2.0 solutions and PERSFO at World Food Innovate Virtual 2020 … read more

2020-11-05 PERSFO at the EIT Food III Innovation Forum!

The III EIT Food Innovation Forum took place on 5-6th November to explore questions around affordable targeted nutrition and other topics related to the agri-food system with insights from experts around the globe sharing advances and trends including PERSFO.

Enjoy our video narrated by dr. ir. Glenn Mathijssen, Alberts co-founder (click the image – right)

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

2020-09-16 PERSFO at Vitafoods Virtual 2020

Jo Goossens (shiftN, BE) participated in the ‘Personalised Nutrition: Innovation through science and technology’ session, presenting the technology that underpins PERSFO and exploring how the rise of new technologies have been adopted by start-ups enabling consumers to address their nutritional needs … 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.