The History of Sustainable Nutrition International
Sustainable Nutrition International has been a collaborator with Intermark Partners Strategic Management in the development and implementation of a pioneering new technology for extracting the bioactive phytonutrients from rice bran since its founding in 2011. The product of this technology, NutraLac®, is being used to address the nutritional needs of lactating mothers and their breastfed infants in populations where chronic malnutrition is prevalent.
Founders Dr. Glenn Sullivan and Dr. Larry Miller received the National Patents For Humanity Award from the United States Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office for the NutraLac® technology. It has the potential to make the nutritional value of the world’s 40 million tons of rice bran byproduct available for human nutrition annually, thereby playing a leading role in significantly reducing chronic malnutrition worldwide.
Today, Sustainable Nutrition International is using NutraLac® to bring sustainable nutrition programs to chronically malnourished populations in North America and Latin America. The first programs were launched in Central America, where the needs and opportunities were the greatest. The results of these programs to date have been dramatic. Early intervention with the NutraLac® bioactive nutritional formulations has significantly reduced malnutrition in lactating mothers and their infants and subsequently increased the physical, cognitive and overall health of the infants after only 135 days of breastfeeding. Achieving chronic malnutrition remediation at this early stage helps assure that each child has the greatest opportunity for normal development. Our goal is to bring our innovative, sustainable solution to these nutritionally deficit at-risk populations worldwide.