Nutrition Business Journal

Connecting the personal to product

You know Tom Aarts as the co-founder of NBJ and co-chair of the NBJ Summit. He’s also managing director of Nutrition Business Advisors, principal of Nutrition Capital Network, and a frequent presence at industry gatherings. We recently spoke with Tom about his increasing interest in the personalized nutrition space and how he thinks this booming sector will remake not just our industry but the very ways people approach health and nutrition. 

nbj: As nutrigenomics takes off as a clearly understood part of the personalized-medicine world—and so much of the focus turns to diet and the idea that whole foods will give you everything you need—what will the role be for supplements?

Tom Aarts: The debate about whether or not you can get all your nutrition from food has been around since I’ve been in the industry. But I still believe, based on the experts I have spoken wit

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