Students earn bronze in competition on future food

Food production Nutrition and dietary habits
The development of a healthy, sustainable to-go snack based on fava beans has rewarded students from the DTU with a bronze award in the final of the European competition for innovative foods, Ecotrophelia Europe.

Most ready-made snacks for children are full of fat and sugar, although many parents want to offer their children healthy and sustainable foods. That is why three students from DTU set out to develop a new healthy and sustainable to-go snack for children over the age of three. This as part of the Ecotrophelia Blue Dot course which has lectures from the DTU National Food Institute.
The biscuit crrrunchies are based on fava beans, also known as legumes, which are rich in protein fiber and B3 vitamins. It was developed in DTU Foodlab and tested in a kindergarten with good results.

European final on innovative foods
The biscuit and the accompanying business plan have sent the three students Martha Gottlieb, Suellen Ermelindo Ferro, and Savino Strippoli home with a bronze award and 2000 euro from the finals of the European student competition, Ecotrophelia at 16-17 October in Paris.

The Ecotrophelia competition aims to encourage students to entrepreneurship and promote the development of new innovative foods. The competition is organized by the European technology platform "Food for Life", ANIA (National Association of Food Industries) and CCI Vaucluse.

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