Ingredient of the Year: Infant Nutrition


  • INFAT® OPO – Advanced Lipids (JV AAK & Frutarom) – WINNER
  • Mum’s Sweet Secret, HMO – Jennewein Biotechnologie
  • VitaCholine™ – Balchem

In our Ingredient of the Year category for Infant Nutrition to the amazing ingredients dedicated to early life nutrition and aiding development in infancy. All ingredients specifically designed for and marketed with infant nutrition applications in mind are eligible for entry into this award. From the latest innovations aimed at the infant formula market, to solutions for expectant mothers, this award celebrates ingredients designed to specific pre-natal and post-natal demands relating to maternal and infant health and development.

Judges will look at how your ingredient meets specific infant or maternal health needs and will base their scores on your evidence to demonstrate:

  • A genuine consumer demand, pre- or post-natal requirement, or common infant development problem
  • Solid scientific evidence to demonstraInfantte a unique nutritional solution to this need or problem – including peer reviewed data to back up any health claims made
  • A good range of examples of applications / delivery systems for use final products
  • Commercial success and engagement from your core target market(s). Give numbers and examples of sales and applications that are available in the market.
  • What gives your ingredient the ‘X factor’ – something that makes it stand out from the crowd and edge out the competition (including evidence to back up claims)

To view the requirements for this category click here

Entries are now closed for the NutraIngredients Awards 2018.
Finalists will be announced end of March 2018 and winners celebrated on May 16th in Geneva.


  • Once all entries have been received they will be reviewed by the NutraIngredients Awards Judging Panel made up of independent judges from the industry.
  • The three finalists will be confirmed and notified in March, 2018.
  • The three finalists will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation on their entry for the final stage of judging on the morning of the awards dinner, Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the Starling Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The winner will be announced later on that evening at the awards dinner.

Each finalist will receive one complimentary ticket to the awards dinner. Additional tickets can be purchased here

Tickets Booking

Tickets available for
Awards Dinner & Ceremony
€180 per person /
€1700 for a table of 10