Human nutrition Division : Impact and society


The AlimH division collaborates with companies that are increasingly focusing on innovation to meet new consumer expectations in terms of health, authenticity, transparency and eating well. Nearly 90 research collaboration contracts were signed during the period 2016-2019.

The division's dynamism in the field of innovation is also reflected in the creation of six spin-offs based on the results obtained by our researchers.

Support for public policies

Findings from the AimH division contribute to the elaboration of recommendations in the field of food/health and food safety. Researchers contribute to collective expert reports, for example on dietary behaviour in the French overseas departments and territories, animal products or the diets of senior citizens.

The division's researchers contributed to the work of the ANSES CEN on updating the PNNS dietary guidelines for children aged 0 to 3 years (June 2019) as well as the Libault report "Concertation Grand Age et autonomie" submitted to the government in March 2019 or the interministerial report on food education and youth, "Education alimentaire de la jeunesse", published in July 2018.

Citizen research

Citizen research promotes dialogue between science and society, while helping to raise awareness of how the scientific process works.