Applied Nutrition Consulting is led by Gretchen Vannice, a medically trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Veteran of the natural food and dietary supplement industry. She is an independent global resource on omega-3 fatty acids.
Gretchen and her team bring expertise applying nutrition science, simplified, to marketing, innovation, dietary supplements, communications, regulatory, and professional education .
In the early days, Gretchen managed health food stores and became familiar with all aspects of retail business. She learned branding, manufacturing, inventory, merchandising, and sales. She also received training in whole food nutrition, Herbal medicine, Ayurveda medicine, Aromatherapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
But her quest for science directed her to earn a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science, which she accomplished with academic honors. She completed her Masters’ thesis at Stanford University Medical School. Gretchen worked as a Health Educator at Kaiser Permanente where she educated doctors and initiated the first herbal seminar for medical professionals.
While Manager of Education at Integrative Therapeutics, Gretchen wrote technical and sales sheets, managed the Scientific Advisory board, and created an education program for health professionals. The she left to become Manager of Research and Training for Nordic Naturals.
Gretchen established Nordic Naturals as a leader in branded research and her trainings positioned the professional and consumer sales teams as product experts. She initiated and coordinated more than a dozen clinical research trials using Nordic Naturals fish oils. She strategically aligned the product portfolio, which streamlined sales, marketing, and media messaging.