Julia Olayanju is a scientist and entrepreneur. She passionately advocates for early nutrition education in public schools and promotes a healthier food supply.
She is the founder at Grubeasy Interactive Labs Inc. dba Global Food Health Institute (GFHII) where she leads a team that leverages technology and scientific expertise to promote a healthier food system. Along with her team, she is taking bold steps to tackle childhood and adolescent obesity through the nutritional education platform YScooks. Yscooks is focused on educating, engaging, and rewarding students for making healthier dining choices.
Prior to GFHII, she founded FoodNiche Inc. a company that facilitates collaboration between scientists, executive decision-makers, innovators, and investors through its nationally recognized conferences. The company which was founded in 2015 grew to a community of over 40,000 food enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and innovators before launching conferences. Since 2016, Foodniche has hosted national conferences: the Food Health and Technology Summit (now Global Food Health Innovation Summit) and Disrupt Food Summit.
She earned her doctorate degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two boys.