The Sustainable Nutrition Blog
I am Sofia, one of the Lantmännen Graduate Trainees. I started my journey as a trainee in August 2020, and currently I am positioned in Lantmännen R&D Team Innovation. My background is in food science, human nutrition and health promotion, which is why I can truly say that sustainable nutrition is a very fascinating field for me. For me, the essence of sustainable nutrition lies in combination of all the dimensions of sustainability and healthy nutrition, but each day I try to learn more of this topic. Hopefully, you readers share my interest in learning more about the exciting area of sustainable nutrition!
In this blog I am interviewing key position holders who according to me have interesting views on sustainable nutrition. The aim is to introduce how sustainable nutrition is seen in our diversified business areas. Also, I would like to share excitement, interest and knowledge that we have within Lantmännen for the reader.
09 April 2021
Blog post 6 - "We should create more sustainable food systems"
As we have discovered in previous blog sections, Sustainable nutrition is intriguing topic which concerns researchers in different institutes. I was very privileged to have an interview with Juha-Matti Katajajuuri, Senior research scientist and Senior Customer Manager from Natural Resources Institute Finland. Juha-Matti is working with for example sustainable production and consumption, circular economy and food waste, Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon footprint assessment of food products and related methodology development.
30 March 2021
Blog post 5 - "Every kinds of food can fit into your diet"
23 March 2021
Blog post 4 - "We need to connect this topic into people's daily lives"
I carried on with my interviews to have broader perspective of our operational work with sustainable nutrition. In my hot seat was this time Juha Alhonoja, Director Operations of Cerealia. When I approached him for this interview, he was uncertain if he had new angles for share. Turned out, that he had very much knowledge for this topic!
19 March 2021
Blog post 3 - "Sustainability in the heart of business"
Vekka, Waste Retail compensation, Heart symbol – sustainable nutrition is truly present in our Fresh bread business. I was happy to learn more about Lantmännen Unibake Fresh bread business in Finland and Baltics. My guests for interview were this time Minna Cousins, Commercial Director and Maija Kauppi, Cluster Innovation Manager from Vaasan, which is part of Lantmännen Unibake Fresh.
08 March 2021
Blog post 2 - "Sustainable nutrition is an area of the future!"
In my second interview, I continue with Lovisa Martin Marais. She has a background in food and nutrition science, and she has worked with nutrition and health for over 9 years.
25 February 2021
Blog post 1 - "Sustainable nutrition is an effective KPI!"
My first interview was with Claes Johansson, our head for sustainability department. He has been part of Lantmännens sustainability work for soon twenty years. His team has for example responsibility for Lantmännen sustainability work both in terms of business development and evaluation of current work. He is very much appreciated person in Swedish sustainability scene, so I was very interested to hear about his view on this intriguing topic. First time he got involved with sustainable nutrition after Planetary boundaries framework released 2014 (Rockström et al.).