Co-Founder, SVP Data & Nutrition Sciences
When Dagan Xavier's father’s illness meant serious changes to his diet, Xavier realized how challenging it could be to meet one’s dietary needs just by reading a food label. In 2008, he co-founded Label Insight to provide product transparency to consumers, helping them better understand what’s in the products they use and consume.
Today, Xavier works with a team of dietitians, chemists, and food technologists, leading the development and ongoing evolution of Label Insight’s database. He also heads up the company’s Open Data Initiative, providing academic researchers with complimentary access to Label Insight’s unique data and tools, in order to impact and improve food and nutrition policy.