Carmel-based Sustainable Nutrition International has named Elizabeth Ryan to its board of directors. She is an assistant professor at Colorado State University. The company's Nutra-Iso product targets chronic malnutrition and was spotlighted in the Life Sciences INdiana e-newsletter.
March 17, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind. — Sustainable Nutrition International, a 501c3 non-profit headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth P. Ryan has joined the Board of Directors. Dr. Ryan is an assistant professor at Colorado State University, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dr. Ryan recently received Phase 2 Grand Challenges in Global Health funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue to pursue an innovative research project on how Rice Bran augments gut mucosal immunity and intestinal health.
“When we have to balance available resources with health and wellness, we need to look at innovative ways to address problems of disease and food security,” said Dr. Ryan. “Sustainable Nutrition International, through the use of Nutra-Iso, is utilizing an underused food source, rice bran, that can not only feed people and make them healthier, but can also remediate chronic malnutrition in newborns. That is something we should pursue.”
Sustainable Nutrition International is focused on combating chronic malnutrition in infants 6-36 months old through daily consumption of a proprietary rice bran product, Nutra-Iso. 165 million children are chronically malnourished worldwide each year and we believe we can change the food paradigm by providing early intervention with pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants.
Source: Sustainable Nutrition International