Kara Landau is a passionate and progressive entrepreneur, registered dietitian, product innovation consultant, and media spokesperson. With expertise in prebiotics, unique brand positioning offerings, media communications, and relationship development, Kara creates win-win opportunities in the industry.
Currently, Kara is the Founding Dietitian at Gut Feeling Consultancy with a personal brand as “The Prebiotic Dietitian”. In this role, she partners with multi-national and venture backed food industry brands, retailers, and distributors across the globe to guide the development and lead the promotion of innovative branded and private label gut health-focused food, beverage and supplement products to strategically have a competitive advantage. Clients span from North America, to the EU/UK as well as APAC.
Kara has extensive experience in the media and can be found weekly as a featured gut health expert in Forbes, Eat This Not That, US News, FoodNavigator-USA/Europe, Men's Health and more. As the Media Representative Nutrition Advisor for the Global Prebiotic Association, Kara volunteers her expertise in prebiotic nutrition to the leading trade group, and is an invited speaker at numerous leading industry events worldwide.
As a member of the Council of Directors at True Health Initiative, she is part of a growing coalition of over 250 world-renowned health experts committed to promoting lifestyle as medicine. In her role, she contributes to cutting through the noise and educating on time-honored, proven principles of health and wellness.
Previously, Kara served as the CEO and Head Dietitian at Uplift Food where she founded the world's first dietitian-created functional snacking brand, focusing on the mood-supportive benefits of gut-healthy prebiotics. Uplift Food offered a range of truly functional snacks, incorporating diverse prebiotics supported by science. Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, Uplift Food gained attention from the industry and media, receiving ongoing minority investments from Mondelez International SnackFutures, was featured countless times in prominent publications, and receiving a patent to her name developing the first to market prebiotic + probiotic sandwich creme cookie that was truly supportive to good gut health.
Kara lives across continents, and brings this wealth of relevant understanding to help clients position products and brands strategically based on their specific market readiness. Kara has worked as a Consultant Communications Dietitian, Media Spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia, and held various roles in nutrition consulting, corporate wellness, and public health nutrition.
Gut Feeling Consultancy, Global Prebiotic Association, The Prebiotic Dietitian, True Health Initiative, Uplift Food, Fleishman-Hillard, Dietitians Australia, Nutrition Australia