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.

Risk Factor
for mortality and morbidity is our diet
of the Global Population
is overweight or obese
of the Global Population
lacks essential micronutrients

Why Act Now?

> The connection between food, health and sustainability continues to strengthen in the minds of consumers, policymakers, providers and investors.

> All are looking for innovative solutions that simultaneously make people healthier, our health care systems affordable and our food systems more resilient.

> At the same time, the global population continues to grow; it is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050. These next 30 years will be critical to the health of people and the planet.

> The innovative solutions the world is calling for cannot wait. To ensure a healthy future for all, we must act now.

Explore more of Our Case For Action (PDF)

Multi-stakeholder innovation factory

We think of NOURISH as a new kind of “factory” for innovations where:
The Innovation Factory is manifested through the four distinct ways we deliver value to our stakeholders:

Nourish Exchange

We actively curate, convene and connect an ecosystem of players through our NOURISH EXCHANGE events and platforms to help foster creative and courageous partnering.

What does this look like in action? In December 2022, we co-hosted the "Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Powered by Food" event in partnership with the Yale World Fellows and Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

Open Forums

We host OPEN FORUMS around broad themes within our manifesto, to identify high-value, regionally relevant territories and challenges ripe for scalable private sector, market-based innovation.

What does this look like in action? In April 2021, we led a Scaling Food is Medicine Open Forum.

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

Innovation Sprints

We design and lead INNOVATION SPRINTS around territories and challenges from our Open Forums to move from ideas to actions: rallying a targeted group of ecosystem players to address the scaling barriers and co-create a portfolio of market-based solutions the participants can carry forward.

What does this look like in action? In April 2022, we led a NourishHEALTH Sprint: Unlocking the Potential of Food as Medicine Models, Shifting Diets at Scale.

Innovation Portfolios

We steward an INNOVATION PORTFOLIO of market opportunities from ideation to validation and scaling with a consortium of partners.


We focus on four territories of innovation.
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The NOURISH Movement is:
Private sector, market-based
Read our Manifesto to learn more about our approach
NOURISH Manifesto (PDF)

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

Our journey has involved global dialogues, round table events, working groups and conversations with several hundred thought leaders, experts and innovators.

How did this all begin? Our story was set in motion by an in-kind partnership between Clareo and The World Innovation Network (TWIN). In 2019, we initiated a TWIN Catalyst focused on Nourishing the World to 2050: Empowering Human Health through Food.

Building on the momentum from the Catalyst, we officially launched the NOURISH Movement at the start of 2021. Led by Clareo, we are ready to shift from ideas to action by leveraging our Innovation Factory.


Leaders who are mobilizing their funding, knowledge, capabilities and/or relationships to make an impact on health outcomes through nutrition and food

Brian Griffith, Executive Chairman at Griffith Foods
Scott Bowman, Managing Director at Clareo

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

Steering Committee
Jack Bobo, Director of Food Systems Institute at University of Nottingham and former Senior Advisor of Global Food Policy at the U.S. Department of State (2002-2015)
Deanne Brandstetter, VP Nutrition & Wellness at Compass Group
Susan Bratton, Founder and CEO at Savor Health
Bob Castro, Entrepreneur, former Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships and USAID Administrator, former professional staff for Congress' Office of Technology Assessment Board
TC Chatterjee, CEO at Griffith Foods
Mariya Filipova, Former Vice President of Innovation at Anthem (2018-2021)
Alan Gibson, Former Chief Commercial Officer at Devenish
Diana Horvath, Co-Founder and President at 2Blades Foundation
Robert Jones, Founder and CEO at Roots Food Group
Kelly Morse Nowicki, Senior Administrator at Mayo Clinic
Steve Ostroff, MD, Former Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2013-2019)
John Power, Founder and President at LSC International
Kristin Rubin, Global Head of Nutrition at KIND & Nature's Bakery (Mars)
Jim Thorne, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships at Griffith Foods and President at Nourish Ventures
Maria Velissariou, Former Chief Science Officer at Mars
Advisory Committee
Dondeena Bradley, VP Health & Wellness Strategy and Innovation at Mars
Lee Chae, Co-Founder and CTO at Brightseed
Kirsten Coppoolse, COO at Open Food Chain
Steve DeVries, MD, Founder and Executive Director at the Gaples Institute of Integrative Cardiology
Annelies Dijk, Head of Center for Prevention, Lifestyle and Health at National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) and former R&D Lead for Food, Health and Consumer Research at Wageningen University and Research
Annelies Goris, Program Director Health & Nutrition at imec the Netherlands
Kyriacos Koupparis, Head, Hunger Monitoring Unit at World Food Programme
Guido van Nispen, Co-Founder and CEO at Insiber
Lisa Satolli, Project Lead, Humanitarian and Resilience Investing at the World Economic Forum
Brian Schroeder, Founder and CEO at Preventia Group

Yorm Ackuaku
Carlos Cortez
Lauren McManus
Talia Soffer
Faith Son

Compass Group
Geisinger Health
Griffith Foods
Mayo Clinic
Roots Food Group

Get in Touch

To learn more about the NOURISH Movement or to get involved, get in touch with us via email.