Connecting innovators and their innovations to empower human health through food, sustainably

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The NOURISH Movement is a passionate group of global leaders coming together to empower human health through food, sustainably.  

We are bringing together and uniting worlds that do not normally come together—the worlds of food, healthcare and technology—to collaborate in new ways through a multi-stakeholder innovation model designed around grand challenges.  

We believe more scalable approaches can emerge and spring forth from this kind of creative and courageous collaboration.  
For us, the thread, the constant in all of this, is the core belief that getting the right food and nutrition to each person can unlock bold new possibilities.

This is not a new idea. In fact, it is rooted deeply in a beautifully ancient concept best embodied by the words of Hippocrates when he said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Our Case For Action

We are facing a far greater pandemic than COVID-19.

1 in 5
Global Deaths
is attributable in some way to diet
of the Global Population
is overweight or obese
Risk Factor
for mortality and morbidity is our diet

Multi-stakeholder innovation platform

We are tackling these challenges through the use of Open Forums: our multi-stakeholder innovation platform where we will bring together a deliberately diverse and carefully curated set of stakeholders from the food, health and technology sectors to tackle grand challenges within food IS medicine that, if addressed, could unlock tremendous market potential.  

The Open Forum model is a proven approach applied across multiple sectors, built upon Clareo’s leading innovation methodology.

NOTE: Open Forums leverage Clareo’s proprietary innovation methodology and process.

Challenge Domains

Through our Open Forum model we will be tackling thestructural barriers that keep us from scaling food-is-medicine efforts:

Scaling healthy food access, empowering choice

It's one thing to say we want consumers to eat more healthfully, but how do we ensure consumers are able to access healthy nutrition when they need it? How do we expose and spotlight vulnerabilities in healthy food systems within communities, and leverage the power of technology and data to ensure the right food gets to the right people at the right time? And how do we get them to choose healthy options? 

Scaling personalized health & targeted nutrition

How might we take advantage of emerging science-based approaches (microbiome, sensing technologies, computational nutrition, and other advancements) and make targeted, precision and even personalized food a reality? What are the barriers, and what will be required and what can be done through creative partnering and new innovations to cross the chasm? 

Scaling healthcare-engaged food-is-medicine initiatives

What can be done to scale food-is-medicine interventions (produce prescriptions, food "farmacies", medically-tailored meals, and more) that have been shown to work, and deliver health outcomes? What are the most promising approaches? How can we better align the needs and expectations of stakeholders, foster creative partnering, align economic incentives and create new funding models that can help accelerate health outcomes—at scale?

Collaboration is central to our purpose-driven, business-minded, market-led approach.

The NOURISH Movement is:
Focused on action, not more dialogues or conferences
Challenged-based and purpose-built for collaboration and co-innovation
A platform looking for collaborators, not a prize looking for creators
Focused on scaling what works, addressing multi-stakeholder challenges
Safe, neutral platform that complements existing approaches
Focused on outcomes and value-creation for all partners
Designed to foster synchronicity and partnering

From a Catalyst to a Global Coalition focused on innovation and impact

Our story was set in motion by an in-kind partnership between Clareo and The World Innovation Network (TWIN). In 2018, we launched a TWIN Catalyst focused on Nourishing the World to 2050: Empowering Human Health through Food.

Our journey has involved forums, global dialogues, round table events, a 4-day immersive Catalyst session in Amsterdam and conversations with several hundred leading global thought leaders, experts and innovators. The NOURISH Movement consortium effort, currently led by Clareo, continues to gain momentum. We’ve convened cross-sector global working groups that have advanced from ideas to executable concepts, and are ready to shift from ideas to action - starting with our upcoming Open Forums in 2021.


Leading innovators, thought leaders and practitioners across agriculture, food, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries

Brian Griffith, Chairman at Griffith Foods
Scott Bowman
, Managing Partner at Clareo

Program Management Co-Lead
Kulvir Gill, Senior Strategist at Clareo

Steering Committee
Susan Blount, Global Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Mars
Jack Bobo
, CEO at Futurity and Former Senior Advisor of Global Food Policy at the U.S. Department of State (2002-2015)
Susan Bratton, Founder and CEO at Savor Health
Bob Castro, Entrepreneur and former Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships and USAID Administrator; and former professional staff for Congress's Office of Technology Assessment Board
TC Chatterjee, CEO at Griffith Foods
Sally Cudmore, General Manager at APC Microbiome Ireland and Science Advisor at Atlantia Food Clinical Trials
Diana Horvath, Co-Founder and President at 2Blades Foundation
Robert Jones, Founder and CEO at Roots Food Group
Steve Ostroff, MD, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2013-2019)
John Power, Founder and President at LSC International
Jim Thorne, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships at Griffith Foods and President at Nourish Ventures
Maria Velissariou, Chief Science Officer at Mars
Advisory Committee
Kevin Buckley, Senior Advisor of Development and Startups at Enterprise Ireland
Lee Chae, Co-Founder and CTO at Brightseed
Kirsten Coppoolse, COO at The New Fork
Steve DeVries, MD, Founder and Executive Director at the Gaples Institute of Integrative Cardiology
Annelies Dijk, R&D Lead for Food, Health and Consumer Research at Wageningen University and Research
Paul Earle, Faculty at Kellogg (Northwestern University) and Former Executive Director at Leo Burnett Farmhouse (2011-2016)
Mariya Filipova, CEO at [stealth] and Former Vice President of Innovation at Anthem (2018-2021)
Annelies Goris
, Head of Precision Health, Nutrition and Behavior at OnePlanet Research
Kyriacos Koupparis, Head of Frontier Innovations at World Food Programme
Guido van Nispen, Founder and CEO at WE-Technology
Lisa Satolli, Economics and Private Sector Development Program Manager at the European External Action Service
Nick Scarlett, Principal, TRC Advisory and Limited Partner, VestedWorld
Brian Schroeder
, Founder and CEO at Preventia Group
Faith Son, CEO at Advanced Micronutrition
Leaders from the following organizations have been part of this journey:

Get in Touch

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