Why this programme?
Today, poor diet choices, often in combination with an inactive lifestyle, are known to be associated with a variety of chronic diseases, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Nutritional health care has become an important driver for innovation in the food and beverage industry. In Health Food Innovation Management, you'll study the process of innovation in this sector, with a specific focus on developing healthy foods. You'll learn how to use nutritional health science to develop new products and marketing concepts.
The Master of Science in Health Food Innovation Management is a unique programme, the only one of its kind in the world. The multidisciplinary curriculum is specifically tailored to the professional demands of employers in the food industry. You’ll take courses on topics such as biomedical sciences and nutrition, food regulation, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship, business and marketing. By combining elements from business and management with food innovation and health science, we’re able to provide you with an education that will give you the best possible preparation for your future career.
The programme is centred on four main topics:
- biomedical sciences, addressing the impact of nutrition components on health and disease prevention
- consumer research into the areas of health concerns, disease risks and benefit communications
- new technologies of ingredient extraction, modification and processing impacting on product application opportunities
- food regulatory/law developments, health benefit claim possibilities
In my future company I see myself helping people to improve their well-being by enjoying healthy food.
Health Food Innovation Management student Roxana De Sousa Garcia posts weekly about her experiences.
She's happy to answer your questions about the programme and about (student) life in the city's of Maastricht and Venlo.