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The Beginning of Fresh Food Diets

Several years ago, Dyets Inc was contacted by Dr. Michael Barratt, a researcher in Dr. Jefffrey Gordon’s lab at Washington University, about the possibiliy of creating pelleted diets from fresh food recipes. The first recipe we worked on was based on the diet of Malawian children.

This study was published in the February 19, 2016 issue of Science. A modified version of this diet containing milk oligosaccharides was also made for them and the results of study were published in the February 26, 2016 issue of Cell.  Since then, we have made many different fresh food diets for them.

Examples of fresh foods that have been used in diets:

  • Spinach
  • Mustard Greens
  • Peanut butter
  • Bananas
  • Tilapia
  • Chicken
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Eggs
  • Okra
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Pears

We offer Customized:

  • Purified Diets
  • L-AA Diets
  • Cereal Based Diets
  • Liquid Diets
  • Ingredients
  • Feeding Tubes, Jars, & Related Supplies
  • Vitamin and Mineral Mixers

All fresh food diets are manufactured, pelleted, vacuum packed and gamma irradiated to order. Pricing would depend on the type of fresh foods used and the quantity ordered.

Our History

Dyets, Inc was founded on July 1, 1979 by Howard L. Yowell and Donald H. Yowell. Over the past 30 years, our hallmark ability to design, prepare, and ship custom diet formulations in a timely manner while maintaining an aggressive pricing policy has been well received by investigtors. We remain very grateful to the many researchers who have chosen Dyets during the past 30 years. A short list by institution of our start up customers includes:

  • Cornell University
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Wistar Institute in Philadelphia
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Toronto

Dyets has come a long way since being a two man operation. Since start-up, our view of reinvesting in both equipment and personnel is partially responsible for our very low employee turnover rate. At the present time, our six department leaders have an average of 15 years with our company. We believe speaking with an experienced Dyets employee can soothe the bumps in the road, and we are happy to share our knowledge and expertise with  every customer.

Lisa Wagner, President 


If you are interested in using fresh food diets, plese contact us at Sales@dyets.com and we will work up diet formulations based on your requirements.

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