In the News

Of course we're excited about what we're doing, but it's even more exhilarating (and humbling and empowering and reassuring, etcetera, etcetera) when others share our enthusiasm. Check out our media mentions below.

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  • Female Focused Athlete Nutrition- Levelle Nutrition


    Female Footballers Podcast

    The Female Footballers Podcast, which conducts interviews with the leaders across women’s sports, mental health, and soccer spaces, sat down with Dr. Linda Alvarez from Levelle Nutrition to discuss the story behind the company.

    Female Footballers Podcast 
  • 2024 CPG Trends: What to Expect and How to Prepare


    SPINS

    Consumers are on a journey to find the better-for-you products that meet their values—and they’re changing the CPG industry along the way. Where will this take us in 2024? SPINS experts dove into point-of-sale data, social trends, and cultural news to predict the trends we’ll be seeing in the coming year and how you can prepare.

    SPINS 
  • Fueling Female Athletes with Linda Alvarez CEO of Levelle Nutrition

    Midori Verity
    The Female Millionaire Show

    Linda Alvarez, CEO and Co-Founder of Levelle Nutrition, joins Midori Verity on her podcast, The Female Millionaire Show. She speaks with the CEO and Founder of Fuel to Fire about the start of Levelle Nutrition, the importance of setting business goals, collaboration and mentorship, and her entrepreneurial journey.

    The Female Millionaire Show 
  • Help us welcome the 2023 Naturally Network Minority-Owned Fellows!


    Naturally Network

    A big congratulations and welcome to the second nationwide cohort of Naturally Network’s Minority-Owned Fellowship, powered by NIQ! This 12-week program that blends essential business foundations, facilitates discussions with leaders and experts, and unlocks the power of the natural and organic business community to advise and support the incredible founders in this program.

    Naturally Network 
  • Linda Alvarez: Why We Need Sports Nutrition Food Products for Women

    By Maureen Ballatori
    Spilled Salt

    Linda Alvarez, CEO of Levelle Nutrition, joins Maureen Ballatori to discuss her company's focus on creating nutritional products for female athletes. Recognizing the lack of options for women, Levelle Nutrition offers safe and healthy products for active women at all stages of life. Their first product line, energy purees, has gained popularity among athletes and busy women seeking convenient and healthy snacks.

    Spilled Salt 
  • Video: Highlights from Summer Fancy Food Show

    By Monica Watrous
    Food Entrepreneur

    In this episode of Well FEd by Food Entrepreneur, Monica Watrous catches up with Natalie Shmulik, chief strategy and incubation officer at ICNC and The Hatchery Chicago, to hear her takes on the top trends and products at the 2023 Summer Fancy Food Show.

    Food Entrepreneur 
  • Levelle Nutrition launches to ‘empower female athletes with fuel formulated for her physiology’ and messaging that goes beyond ‘getting skinny and looking sexy’

    By Elizabeth Crawford
    FoodNavigator-USA

    Even though women make up half of marathon runners, only 2.5% of sports nutrition products explicitly target them, and those that do tend to be more expensive and tend to be rated poorly, forcing many female athletes to compromise their health by consuming products formulated for men.

    FoodNavigator-USA 
  • Nine standout startups at Summer Fancy Food

    By Monica Watrous
    Food Business News

    NEW YORK — Emerging brands exhibiting at the Summer Fancy Food Show are reimagining grocery staples, from peanut butter to trail mix to chocolate chip cookies, tapping into consumer demand for global flavors and allergen-free formulations.

    The annual event, held June 25-27 in New York, highlighted concepts from up-and-coming companies, including those partnering with incubators and accelerators to develop and scale innovative offerings.

    Food Business News 
  • Tips From 4 Women Who Started Their Own Food Businesses

    Deborah Jeanne Sergeant
    Lancaster Farming

    Dr. Linda Alvarez, co-founder and CEO of Levelle Nutrition, shared her story at a recent Coffee, Coaching & Connections event, held in celebration of Women’s History Month. For the "Women in Food Business" panel, she joined founders Patricia Springer of Winand Products/Perfeito Foods, Leslie Woodward of Edenesque, and Jessica Kwong of Jack & Friends.

    Lancaster Farming 
  • Cornell grads fueling female athletes, one pouch at a time

    By Jacob Pucci
    Cornell AgriTech

    Levelle, Inc co-founders Linda Alvarez and Stephanie Schrauth never planned on becoming entrepreneurs. But when a class project in their Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY program brought them together, they exposed a problem they were determined to fix.

    Cornell AgriTech 
  • Episode 8: Nutrition for the ages, food for women's health, food as medicine


    Omnivore

    In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the March 2023 issue of Food Technology.

    Omnivore 
  • Poughkeepsie-based company fills the void in sports nutrition products for women


    Fuzehub

    First, they saw the problem: women’s nutritional fitness products weren’t hitting the mark. Not even close.

    Fuzehub 
  • Strong and balanced food for women

    By Emily Little
    Food Technology Magazine

    Products tailored for women’s health are on the rise, made by women, for women.

    Food Technology Magazine 
  • Q&A: Levelle Nutrition on fueling women to run the world

    By Asia Sherman
    NutraIngredients-USA

    Levelle Nutrition, founded by Linda Alvarez and Stephanie Schrauth, is on a mission to empower female athletes with fuel formulated for their physiology. With sex-specific nutrition understudied in clinical trial and overlooked in product formulations, they say that the time has come for products made with women in mind.

    NutraIngredients-USA 
  • Levelle, ING2, and Bella Grace Global announced as 2023 Start-up Stars

    By Stephen Daniells
    NutraIngredients-USA

    NutraIngredients-USA is pleased to announce Bella Grace Global, ING2, and Levelle as our 2023 Start-up Stars for our upcoming Sports & Active Nutrition Summit (February 15-17, 2023).

    NutraIngredients-USA 
  • Levelle Nutrition optimizes fuel for female athletes

    By Meredith Robbins
    Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

    In an industry where women’s needs are often overlooked, Rev member company Levelle Nutrition is changing the narrative. The Cornell-founded startup is developing revolutionary sports and endurance nutrition products specifically formulated for women’s physiology.

    Rev: Ithaca Startup Works 
  • Standout startups at IFT FIRST

    By Monica Watrous
    Food Business News

    CHICAGO — Dozens of entrepreneurs participated in Startup Pavilion, a dedicated exhibit at IFT FIRST, the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting, held July 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Emerging companies showcased solutions ranging from sugar reduction to sustainable agriculture.

    Food Business News 
  • Fueling women to run the world

    By Sara Baier and Grace Collins
    Johnson Business Feed

    Linda Alvarez and Stephanie Schrauth didn’t set out to co-found Levelle, a startup dedicated to empowering female athletes by providing fuel formulated to meet their physiological needs. In fact, the two Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY class of 2021 graduates were essentially strangers when they were tasked to collaborate on a project in their Innovation and New Venture Creation course.

    Johnson Business Feed 
  • 2021 Most Disruptive MBA Startups: Levelle, Cornell University (Johnson)

    By Jeff Schmitt
    Poets & Quants

    Women physiologically fuel differently than men. However, sports nutrition products are based on men’s physiology. As a result, female athletes endure a myriad of physical side effects during competition and training. Levelle aims to redesign current sports food products by focusing on the needs and preferences of the female athletes.

    Poets & Quants 
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