Sharon Natoli is a visionary thinker, passionate about connecting and preparing food businesses for the future through her speaking, writing and workshops.
She is author of Food for a Better Future – a new direction for the global business of food and Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia.
With qualifications in nutrition and business marketing, Sharon is a sought after advisor to global and local food brands and producers. She partners with her clients to assist them prepare for the future by sharing her insights around the drivers shaping the future of food, connecting these drivers with innovation and marketing strategy, and leveraging this work to create a meaningful and genuine brand voice that facilitates trust and connection with consumers in the market.
Sharon believes the current environment in which food businesses operate provides significant opportunity for accelerating future growth by connecting current change to business strategy.
Her keynote presentations outline how consumer values are evolving and how this will influence the future of food. She provides a way forward and outlines a platform for long term, sustainable business growth. For further details go here.
Sharon and her team have been instrumental in providing the guidance and expert advice we have needed over the past decade to change perceptions about eggs and to put them firmly back on the plates of Australian consumers.
David Mogford, Marketing Manager, Australian Eggs
Over the last 5 years we have been reviewing our healthy bread range & how it best fits our customer needs. Sharon has been a vital part of this process working with Bakers Delight to determine how each loaf benefits different customer segments & recommending how to address & close the gaps that existed. On top of this, Sharon has been a real partner who is proactive in sharing information she comes across that could benefit us. I would recommend Sharon for anyone looking for knowledge & business solutions around the healthy eating space.
Lisa Hay, Range Innovations Manager, Bakers Delight
I approached Sharon when the Jamaica Blue Brand was undergoing a redevelopment of their healthier food offering. Sharon helped us by creating specific criteria which delivered recipes that were both nutritiously beneficial and within a specified kJ range. Sharon was able to deliver this criteria whilst still keeping true to the Jamaica Blue food philosophy with achievable criteria within the QSR space. The result was a new contemporary product range available to Jamaica Blue franchise partners and their customers which encouraged healthy and clean eating across Australia. I found it comforting to know that Jamaica Blue had the expertise involved in creating this range to assure the Brand is in line with current trends and meeting healthy eating guidelines.
I would recommend Sharon & the team at Food & Nutrition Australia to those who require nutrition expertise & support to develop clear criteria to guide food development while complementing brand values.
Danika Heslop, Food Manager - Jamaica Blue