Public Figure Profiles

André Briend

André Briend is a French pediatric nutritionist best known for his 1996 co-formulation of Plumpy'nut, a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), with Dr. Mark Manary. Starting in 1994, Briend, who at the time worked at Institut de recherche pour le développement, worked with Michel Lescanne to develop variants of renutrition products in solid form. At the time, the WHO-recommended diet for the treatment of severe malnutrition required clean water, a commodity only available in hospitals in most developing countries. These trial products were ultimately discarded for not meeting the requirements of good shelf-life, pleasant taste, or logistic simplicity. In 1996, inspired by a jar of chocolate spread which had a similar composition of proteins, energy, and lipids as the diet recommended by the WHO, Briend came up with the idea of replacing part of the dry skim milk in the existing recipe with peanut butter and eventually created Plumpy'nut. Briend also served as a medical officer for the Department of Child & Adolescent Health and Development at the World Health Organization.

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Some of their strengths

André Briend has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Artistic, Intelligent, Generous, Practical, Strong, Sensual, and Energetic.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, André Briend is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know André Briend well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe André Briend as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, André Briend is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, André Briend tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of André Briend's challenges

While André Briend has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, André Briend can be Self-centered, Stubborn, Idle, Hypocritical, Suspicious, Pushy, and Restless.

Stubborn and Idle

One of André Briend's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Pushy and Restless

André Briend is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, André Briend also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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