The Actia Nutriprevius network features stakeholders from the Actia centres, from research and from higher education, working on the theme of improving nutritional quality for more sustainable food solutions.
This network looks at issues around the nutritional positioning of food and food improvement strategies, with a multidimensional approach to food quality.
This aim of this network is to raise awareness, train and provide support for students and companies in their endeavours, by promoting the sharing and transfer of knowledge.
The network is also involved in setting up projects and maintains close ties with public and private institutions such as Anses and Ania.
The network provides turnkey solutions, tools and documents that have been tested and approved by their users and are updated in line with regulatory developments and changes to nutritional recommendations:
- “Nutritional quality: from diagnostic to control”; a practical guide published by Actia in 2012.
- “Nutritional labelling”; a guide published by the Ania-Actia Nutriprevius joint technological network in 2016.
- A MOOC on Food Quality, including a part on nutrition.
More recently, to provide better support for companies on issues of nutritional composition, the network designed OPTINUT, a tool for the formulation of foodstuffs which uses the Nutri-Score® and Excel’s Solver function for formulation with constraints.
The network also monitors market developments on the key themes of nutritional quality (Nutri-Score®, reformulation, nutritional profiles, etc.) in order to help companies take ownership of these subjects.