Master

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  

  • 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

News

  • Alie de Boer

    Vote for Alie

    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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Calendar

    • Photo by Health Food Innovation Management Master Program, Maastricht University

      Did you know that fruits and vegetables are one of the highest wasted food items in the market, where one of the main causes comes from consumers confusion in regards to understanding durability dates?
      Companies such as Tesco, The British multinational grocery chain, are responding to this problem by making actions that avoid consumers' throwing away food that can still be edible. 🍅🥒🥕
      The supermarket has removed "best before" dates from around 100 fruit and vegetable products since they believe that scrapping best-before dates may allow the products to stay accessible to purchase in the market for a longer period of time, and could also keep consumers away from making a wrong quality-judgment because of label misunderstandings.
      Do you think "best before" means the same as "use by"? Do you consider important to have a durability date on the fruits and vegetables you buy? Share us your thoughts about this, we will be glad to address any concerns you may have!

      Tesco ditches more 'best before' dates
      1 day 14 hours ago
    • How many times do you have classes in Venlo? This is one of the most asked questions and the answer is...
      IT DEPENDS! 🤔
      -> It will depend on the subjects you have and also it depends on the availability of the teachers.
      -> Very often we have guest lecturers and they usually come from Maastricht or even from other countries, so not always they will be available on the days we usually have lectures.
      -> On average we have classes between 2 to 3 times a week but, as I said before this might not always be the case.
      -> Lectures last from 2 to 3 hours and tutorials last 2 hours.
      -> This is one of the reasons I think living in Venlo while doing the master is a great idea! Believe me, you will have more time to sleep, no stress of delayed trains and more time to study and enjoy your day 😉

      2 days 5 hours ago
    • We started this week with the visits of Marjolein Lommen and Rheanna Chen. Two enthusiastic entrepreneurs who shared with us their experiences from turning their ideas into an actual project that has been able to impact the health of people and our planet.

      One of them is the social enterprise Veldens Voedsel - Voedselbos Velden that seeks to find connections between the industry, health literacy and agriculture by creating a playful manner to educate people about health, sustainability and food consumption aspects, specially by co-creation and information exchange.

      The other venture that was presented to us was Green Market Santa Cruz which is a leading experiment in sustainable community development that promotes local entrepreneurs, artisan products and a more holistic lifestyle in Trinidad & Tobago.

      This type of entrepreneurship projects (and fellowship initiatives) give an opportunity for a community of like-minded people to be developed, by allowing them to share their knowledge and abilities for a better world! 🌍

      1 week 1 day ago
    • And another Campus Venlo in the national news! This time Alie de Boer - Assistant Professor Nutrition & Food Law - was part of an item on the 'Freakshakes' discussion 🤗 https://t.co/xBmNzRY5yM

      2 weeks 1 day ago

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