The world is in need of a health revolution—and it begins with the way we think about food.
Dr. Nadja Pinnavaia started Plantable to give people control over their well-being. It all starts with how we eat.
From an early age, Nadja learned how precious life is. Her father died suddenly at a very young age, and her mother passed away from breast cancer. Another bout of cancer in the family prompted Nadja to start researching food and nutrition in search of solutions beyond the pending chemotherapy. She learned just how much lifestyle factors, especially our diet, impact our health and well-being. Applying her chemistry background to understand the biochemistry of the brain and body, Nadja learned that changing behavior is hard if food is controlling us. Plantable was born out of a scientific approach to making a healthy, plant-based lifestyle easy, enjoyable and delicious.
Nadja has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from King’s College, London, and a Ph.D. in quantum chemistry from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Prior to founding Plantable, Nadja was a managing director at Goldman Sachs in London. She holds the Certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.