Nutricia is a specialised healthcare divsion of the food company Danone, focussed exclusively on research-based scientifically-proven nutrition, developed to meet the needs of patients and individuals for whom a normal diet is not sufficient or possible.
Nutricia’s products are typically prescribed or recommended by healthcare professionals, and are dispensed or distributed in hospitals, care homes and other institutions, or through pharmacies and home care delivery into the community.
We work in close partnership with the medical community, including doctors, nurses, dietitians, hospitals, pharmacies, health authorities and patient organisations. Our reputation with specialists and opinion leaders in the profession continues to grow, backed by our contributions to the research and development of Advanced Medical Nutrition for disease management.
Our unique product range is designed to give health care professionals the scope to select nutritional options that are accurately targeted to support specific management regimes and to enhance patient recovery. Many of these products are oral nutrition – designed to support patients who are able to consume normally. But for those who cannot eat unaided – in hospitals, longterm care and hospice environments – we market a range of special enteral nutrition products and delivery systems. In most cases, these products are essential to a patient’s quality of life. For some, they are necessary to survival.
We focus always on developing products grounded in science and with proven efficacy, using clinical trials and working in partnership with the best in each specialised field of our activities. We also work with hospitals and institutions to understand and further develop the health economic aspects of our business, and the many cost-benefits that flow from better nutritional support of patients.