The NutraChampion award is dedicated to the celebration of our industries biggest champions and heroes and will be judged by our panel of independent experts.
Whether it is for driving new standards and policies, increasing public knowledge and interest in nutrition, or pushing for innovation and championing ingredients, our NutraChampion award will celebrate those who leave a lasting impact on nutrition and the nutrition industry.
Entries are by nomination only and should outline why each potential NutraChampion deserves this honour.
Our two previous winners of this prestigious award were:
Professor Christiani Jeyakumar Henry - the founding Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC), A*STAR, in Singapore. CNRC has been the catalyst that brought to Singapore numerous food companies and facilitated research collaboration with both MNCs and SMEs.
His research focus has been to provide evidence-based science for advancing the concept of ‘food the new medicine’. He has collaborated with over 50 industrial partners and published more than 350 peer reviewed papers and secured research funding more than S$100million.
He has played a fundamental role in providing scholarship, training and direction to both local and international food industries to tackle nutritional challenges in Asia.
Dr Inger Reidun F. Aukrust -, a leading expert in vitamin K and vice president of R&D chemistry at Kappa Bioscience. She received the award for scientific and commercial innovations in vitamin K2 MK-7, contributing to the development of the dietary supplements industry as a whole.
Vitamin K2 was virtually unknown a decade ago, with no measurable commercial presence. The NutraChampion award recognises cumulative career accomplishments in K2 MK-7 organic chemistry, quality standard description, analytical methods, regulation, and consumer and industry education.
Vitamin K2 is essential for bone and heart health, and most western diets are deficient. In 2009 Dr Aukrust and her partner achieved the first scalable synthesis of the MK-7 molecule.
This achievement set the foundations for the current K2 MK-7 market.
The awards feature 14 categories, and the winners will be announced via an online broadcast on September 22.
The full line-up is:
Ingredient of the Year awards:
Our Ingredient of the Year awards aim to celebrate the best ingredients and innovations that industry has to offer in key consumer categories. This is your chance to stand out as a leader in your market segment and showcase your success and innovation to the rest of the industry.
- Ingredient of the Year: Sports Nutrition
- Ingredient of the Year: Prebiotic
- Ingredient of the Year: Healthy Ageing
- Ingredient of the Year: Weight Management
- Ingredient of the Year: Cognitive Function
Product of the Year awards:
Our Product of the Year awards are your chance to showcase the best in finished product innovation and market success related to specific ingredients categories. This is your chance to stand out as a leading brand or manufacturing leader thanks to your innovative or successful use of one of our key ingredients.
- Product of the Year: Probiotic
- Product of the Year: Botanical
- Product of the Year: Omega-3
- Product of the Year: Sports Nutrition
- Start-up Award
- Nutrition Research Project
- Personalised Nutrition Initiative
- Editors Award for Infant & Child Nutrition of the Year