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Advancing Personalized Nutrition Science

The API Center partners with various academic experts, advisors, and organizations in the field of Personalized Nutrition to actively advance the science through unique contributions and consortia.  The work with various consortia aims to develop industry-wide standards or guiding principles to maintain the integrity of the science and market potential, as well as consumer trust.

PepsiCo’s API Center is also working with key organizations to test and learn in a Living Lab Ecosystem to validate different personalized nutrition solutions. 

With the goal to make wellness fun and create a social ecosystem, PepsiCo’s API Center partnered with the Yale Center for Customer Insights (YCCI) in 2021 on a new design and innovation competition that takes a deep dive and explores innovative ways of increasing engagement using a new digital app.




The program was a success, and the competition has been launched again in 2022, with over 20 teams entering from across the US and 3 winning teams emerging each year, showing the most creative yet feasible solutions.

See details on the 2022 case competition here

2022 winners’ information here.



The API Center organizes internal and external events to continue to understand and discuss the science and recent advancements in personalized nutrition and related fields.

Some events organized/participated in by the API Center can be found below.

Tufts Food & Nutrition Innovation Summit 2021
Key Topics Covered
  • Consumer insights related to Personalized Nutrition
  • Personalized Nutrition Solutions developed by PepsiCo
API Scientific Expert Panel (XP) 2021
Key Topics Covered
  • Advances in Personalized Nutrition Reaching Consumers in New Ways
Podcast Interview by Progress, Potential, and Possibilities (PPP)
Key Topics Covered
  • Delivering actionable personalized nutrition solutions