Sleep-Friendly Nutrition Emerging as a Global Wellness Focus, Nightfood CEO Featured Panelist at Healthspan
Tarrytown, NY, May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via
NewMediaWire -- Nightfood, Inc. (OTCQB: NGTF), the better-for-you snack company targeting the $50 billion Americans spend annually on nighttime snacks, today announced that
Nightfood founder and CEO Sean Folkson will be participating as a panelist at Healthspan Show 2021.
“The Healthspan Show, Investment and Partnering for Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Wellness Brands”, takes place May 10-14, and explores the overlap where longevity meets wellness. Speaking at the event will be corporate leaders from Unilever, PepsiCo, and Bayer Consumer Health. Core event topics include functional nutrition, the gut microbiome, and sleep.
In addition to attendance and participation by many of the leading global players in the fast-moving consumer goods space, the event boasts over 200 venture capital firms, including Mission Ventures, SOSV, Exxclaim Capital, and Next Gen Nutrition Investment Partners
Folkson will be participating in a panel discussion titled “Immune-Boosting, Sugar Reducing or Calm-Inducing – the Role of Functional F&B in a Health-Conscious Society”. The panel also features Shari Leidich, Founder and CEO, Max Sweets, Eran Baniel, CEO and Co-Founder, DouxMatok, and Nora Khaldi, CEO, Nuritas. The panel is scheduled for May 11, 2021 at 9am Eastern.
“Modern consumers continue to seek more from their food choices,” commented panel host and moderator Jim Cali of Next Gen Nutrition Investment Partners. “I look forward to exploring with the panel the expanding role of food and nutrition in areas such as immunity, stress, and sleep.”
“I’m excited to have been invited to participate in this panel, and about the exposure and networking opportunities it presents,” stated Folkson. “Nightfood’s inclusion affirms our vision that the sleep-nutrition link is rapidly gaining acceptance within the industry as a critical component in consumer health.”
Nightfood announced in April that the ice cream is now available in over 1,000 Walmart stores from coast-to-coast. The brand is also in the latter stages of a retail test in grab-and-go lobby shops with a global hotel brand in anticipation of a possible national rollout in hotels across the country.
Management believes that the intersection where nutrition meets sleep presents a massive global opportunity. That vision has been confirmed in recent months as two of the world’s largest food and beverage companies begin to address the nutrition-sleep connection.