Introducing Melinda – The Scientist

Meet Melinda! She was actually part of the Vitala Foods team a few years ago and then she headed back to school to master science. Just this past month she returned to the Vitala team, and we are very happy she’s back.



Melinda Bakker


What do you do here?

I’m the R&D Coordinator. I get to work on lots of different projects including yogurt formulations, patent applications and research into methods to naturally produce more healthy foods.


What’s the best thing about your job?

I’m fascinated by anything involving human nutrition.


One thing from your bucket list.

Hike the Skyline Trail in the Rockies.


Best movie out there, and why?

I really like A Beautiful Mind. Next to human nutrition, I find the brain really cool. I found it to be a compelling story portraying both the brilliance, yet vulnerability of the human mind.


What’s the best piece of advice you were ever given?

Always do your best – my mom