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FSHN Product Development Competition 2018

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — You know the saying “You are what you eat?”

Some UI students are giving that a new twist. They’re developing foods specific to people’s conditions or dietary needs.

For example, one student developed a special breakfast sandwich for Alzheimer’s patients. She says it’s high in calories because many people with Alzheimer’s can’t absorb them as well, so they need to consume more.

Some other products include vegan pot pies which non-vegans would like and a food to fit a keto diet. The students are pitching them to judges in hopes of getting the money to set their ideas in motion.