Nutrition Impact, LLC
Nutrition Impact is a small consulting firm that specializes in helping food & beverage companies develop and communicate aggressive, science-based claims about their products and services.
Based in Battle Creek, Mich., USA, Nutrition Impact has helped one client successfully complete a new health claim petition (plant sterol esters and heart disease), helped another client successfully complete a Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA) notification authorizing another new health claim (potassium and blood pressure/stroke), and helped a third client obtain a new nutrient content claim (choline). Thus, Nutrition Impact has been integrally involved in the last three nutrition health claims authorized by the US FDA.
While developing aggressive, science-based claims is a specialty of Nutrition Impact, we have also been involved in establishing generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status for several new ingredients, conducting meta-analyses to combine clinical trials to ascertain a more robust estimate of overall health effects of an food or ingredient, conducting various nutrient intake studies using USDA survey data, including modeling the impact of fortification changes on nutrient intake, and designing and coordinating clinical research (animal and human), especially regarding the effects of ingredients/diets on blood cholesterol levels.
The major staff person at Nutrition Impact is Dr. Victor Fulgoni, III. Dr. Fulgoni worked for the Kellogg Company for over 15 years and was their Vice President of Food and Nutrition Research. At Kellogg he helped develop their global long-term research program and was intimately involved in the company’s research and regulatory efforts to gain health claim approval from the US FDA regarding soluble fiber from psyllium and the risk of heart disease. Dr. Fulgoni completed his Bachelors degree at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee with a major in animal nutrition and a minor in statistics.