“FoodforCare” – an innovative foodconcept in The Netherlands for patients in hospitals and at home – Presented by Lourens Pouwer, FoodforCare

Lourens Pouwer

“FoodforCare” – an innovative foodconcept in The Netherlands for patients in hospitals and at home. – Presented by Lourens Pouwer, FoodforCare at the Health Tech Event which takes place on 08-12-2016 at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The foodconcept FoodforCare has been developed by patients themselves (AYA/young cancer patients) in cooperation with the Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc) and Maison van den Boer. For each of the dishes developed, we know the exact nutritional values (energy/calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and allergens) and we can differentiate these for all dietary/patient groups. By registering the nutritional intake we gain knowledge which will then allow us to offer targeted recommendations. While this is currently still at the level of patient groups, our ambition is to arrive at a system of personalized nutrition tailored to the individual patient. We offer the dishes 6-7 times per day, with patients having their choice of 3-4 dishes each round. In other words, they can choose what looks good to them at that moment. It is a comprehensive nutritional concept that also includes a 24-module training program for the nutritional consultant. The concept is being scientifically substantiated in cooperation with Radboudumc and under the supervision of the FoodforCare Foundation (which includes professors from Radboudumc, Wageningen University and IKNL (Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization).

About Lourens Pouwer
Lourens Pouwer is General Manager of FoodforCare in the Netherlands since may 2015. In the period 2011-2015 he was Director of Facilities at the Radboud medical center. From 2000-2010 he was a HR Director at Sperwer/PLUS retail, Gouden Gids and Wegener.

About FoodforCare
FoodforCare has developed an innovative foodconcept for patients in hospitals and at home. Our mission is to improve quality and nutrition levels on a daily base for patients. Together with patients, care professionals and scientists from Radboud Medical Centre, Wageningen University and IKNL (Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization). With high quality ingredients,  nutrition measurements on an individual base and scientific research we can realize personalized nutrition.