Good nutrition is the foundation for good health and essential for growth and development. Poor nutrition can cause reduced immunity, increased risk to diseases, and reduced productivity. Nutrients can be classified as macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in large amounts and provide energy, while micronutrients are needed in smaller quantities. Water is the most important nutrient, it helps eliminate food waste products in bodies. A human body requires seven types of macronutrients. These seven types of nutrients include: water, protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and fiber. Examples of micronutrients are: minerals, potassium, copper, sodium, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Food serves as a key source of nutrition which keeps the human body in good health. Companies which are working in the food (sciences) sector or the life sciences industry manufacture products which have the goal to improve people’s lives.
There are many trends that have caused changes and developments in the nutrition sector. There has been more awareness for good nutrition since diet has been the main contributor to premature death in 2010. Ongoing trends are: eating healthily, minimising food waste, healthy snacking, dieting, and plant based dieting (vegan). Also, the popularity of proteins has increased during the last couple of years. The usage of whey protein keeps expanding beyond its sports nutrition roots, the appeal of protein is associated with health and wellness. Another development regarding plant based dieting and proteins is swapping animal proteins for plant proteins. According to recent research, using plant proteins instead of animal proteins can lead to a small reduction in cholesterol markers for cardiovascular disease prevention, weight loss, and a lower risk of heart failure. QTC Recruitment has a large network of progressive companies, which implement these developments in their plans. Besides, we have good contacts within the “Dutch Food Valley”, which identifies and assesses scientific developments within the industry.
We offer all kinds of junior, senior, and management positions in the nutritions sector of the life sciences industry. Our consultants have extended knowledge of small differences in research and development (R&D) demands. Besides, they know the differences between fundamental and applied research employees. Functions our consultants have worked on are for example a flavorist who proactively develops new recipes in cooperation with the consumer, and a scientist who conducts projects to support health and wellness. People who are successful in nutrition have certain skills. It involves working with ideas and looking for facts. Therefore, it is important to have an analytical mind to spot strengths and weaknesses in approaches to problems. Have a look at our vacancies!