Health Food Innovation Management

Are you interested in developing new food and nutrition solutions to optimize health and prevent and treat disease? Would you like to know how a health food product goes from being just an idea to being launched in the market? And would you like to be involved in creating commercially viable foods that are both tasty and healthy? Then Health Food Innovation Management could be just the programme for you.

The programme focusses on the process of innovation in the food and beverage industry by integrating four key disciplines; in depth understanding of Nutrition and Health, Consumer Sciences, Business and Entrepeneurship and Food Law in the perspective of health food innovation will be taught. You will learn how you can use your background in health and nutrition to develop new, commercially viable, healthy food products. Once you complete your Master, you will have all the training you need to pursue a career in the food industry. Careers in consumers education, non-governmental organisations and in academic food, nutrition and health research will also be open to you. The study programme is taught at the Maastricht University satellite location Campus Venlo, with visits to international trade exhibitions and site visits to relevant companies integrated in the curriculum. Download our full infopack  

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  • HFIM offers me the unique possibility to combine my interests in business management with health and nutrition
    Roxana De Sousa Garcia (Venezuela), Health Food Innovation Management
  • My dream is to join a start-up in food innovation and make it grow
    Ana Pereira (Portugal), Health Food Innovation Management
  • It’s not as if everyone in our programme only eats superfoods and oatmeal for breakfast
    Linde Rademakers, Health Food Innovation Management
  • I enjoyed the fact that the master programme in Venlo teaches students more than one discipline
    Michelle Weijzen (the Netherlands), Health Food Innovation Management
  • During my studies I learned to approach food related issues from a scientific point of view
    Karin Lenssen (The Netherlands), Health Food Innovation Management


  • Alie de Boer

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    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The VIVA400 is a list of 400 inspiring women who shine in their field of expertise and who are nominated because of their talents. Our Alie de Boer is on that list in the category ‘Knappe koppen’ (brainiacs).

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  • Dutch Agrifood Week

    What will you be eating in the future?

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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  • PopPeas

    Taste bud challenge - Food innovation in Venlo

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Report about the Dutch Agri Food Week dinner on the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo.

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    • Photo by Roxana De Sousa Garcia, Health Food Innovation Management Master's student

      One of my favourite things in this master is that we have the possibility to go to different companies to see how things work "behind the scences". In this occasion our student association International Study Association Umami planned an international visit to Döhler in Germany 🤗

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    • Photo by UMCampusVenlo

      Did you miss out on the chance to visit our Open Day in Maastricht? No worries, our Campus Open Day (in Venlo) has been scheduled on November 24. Hope to see you there! 😊

      1 week 6 hours ago
    • Photo by Health Food Innovation Management Master Program, Maastricht University

      Curious about the innovative master's programme Health Food Innovation Management of Maastricht University, Campus Venlo? Visit our Campus Open Day on November 24! We are happy to guide you through our academic programme, present our problem-based learning system and show you around at the Campus and in Venlo!
      See you there!😎

      1 week 6 hours ago
    • Photo by Health Food Innovation Management Master Program, Maastricht University

      HFIM is against food waste! 💪🏻 Do you know any food-waste-reduction app you would like to share to our community?? 🌍
      An example we can share with you is Get Chef’s! An app that together with Maastricht University helps you to save time and money by showing you any dishes produced in abundance that can potentially end being wasted!
      Check out their webpage in the following link!

      1 week 3 days ago

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