Qualité Nutritionnelle

In France, about 50% of total protein intake should be animal-based to meet nutritional recommendations on non-protein nutrients according to age and sex

Nutritional recommendations for a sustainable and healthy diet include plenty of variety in the consumption of minimally processed plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined grains, legumes, etc.) and moderate amounts of animal food sources. This study provides factual information on the contribution of animal protein to total protein meeting all recommendations without additional cost.

FDA webinar on the update of the definition of “healthy”: october 21st

the FDA organised a webinar on october 21st to provide an overview of its proposed rule to update the definition of “healthy” nutrient

FDA proposes to update the definition of ‘healthy’ on food labeling for US food market

The proposed rule would update the definition for the implied nutrient content claim ‘healthy’ to better account for how all the nutrients in various food groups contribute and may work synergistically to create healthy dietary patterns and improve health. Under the proposed definition for the updated “healthy” claim, which is based on current nutrition science, more foods that are part of a healthy dietary pattern and recommended by the Dietary Guidelines would be eligible to use the claim on their labeling, including nuts and seeds, higher fat fish (such as salmon), certain oils and water.

New participatory science project from INRAE/MGPS and AP-HP in France: “Le French Gut”

This unprecedented participatory science project, led by MetaGenoPolis/INRAE and the AP-HP, is part of a global dynamic and opens up promising prospects for the development of innovative health approaches. This ambitious project, estimated at €32 million over 5 years, is part of the One health concept and contributes to one of INRAE 2030’s strategic objectives of promoting a global approach to health.

Nutri-Score in Romania: senators reject it and ask for a new food labeling

USR Constanța senator Remus Negoi gave a speech in the Senate plenary session regarding the legislative initiative of USR deputy Adrian Wiener, concerning voluntary nutrition labeling “Nutri-Score and the importance of a healthy diet.

Focus on the EHPM model for setting maximum and minimum amounts of vitamins and minerals in food supplements

The calculation model was published and presented to the Commission in December 2021.

New dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association for cardio-metabolic health

This review of the scientific literature aims to bring together the available evidence relating to diet and cardiovascular health to provide knowledge-based advice on the key components of diets to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This article suggests the adoption of population-wide dietary advice.

The new INAO reading guide on the application of the European Regulation concerning organic production and the labeling of organic products

On January 1, 2022, the new Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 30, 2018 on organic production and the labeling of organic products came into force. It repeals the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and its implementing regulations, which remained in force until December 31, 2020.


Over the last months, winds of criticism have blown against the system, that yet meets increasing approval among consumers; modifications to the algorithm are not excluded. Orchidali summarizes and comments the issues.


The results of the PURE cohort study showed a positive association between ultra-processed food intake and risk of IBD.