The EU Commission has revised the definition of nanomaterial

On 10 June 2022, the EU Commission published a recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. This recommendation clarifies the definition adopted by the European Commission in 2011 (Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial 2011/696/EU).

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.

INRAE and the Institut Paul Bocuse at the Paris International Agricultural Show: “the flavour of science”

Orchidali summarizes for you the conference on nutrition for the elderly. At the Paris International Agricultural Show (SIA) 2022, the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRAE) offered opportunities to discover the topics covered by its research; in particular, the workshop “la science a du goût” (“the flavour of science”), organized in partnership with the Institut Paul Bocuse, was held every day at 1pm.

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.

New food recommendations from Santé Publique France for young children and the elderlies (PNNS 4)

Santé Publique France announced in its September newsletter,  the objectives and development axes of PNNS 4 for the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.


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

Decline in the physical activity of French people during the lockdown from March to May 2020

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, as soon as the containment was announced from March 17 to May 11, 2020, Public

The new nutritional references in vitamins and minerals from ANSES for the French population

ANSES completed the work of updating the nutritional references for vitamins and minerals for the adult population, in particular for vitamins and

Focus on … vitamin D and COVID 19 in Europe

Ensuring satisfactory vitamin D status in the general population is particularly important in the context of Covid-19, and numerous clinical studies on

A systematic review of current data on the possibility of vertical transmission between a pregnant woman with COVID-19 and her baby

The aim of this study was to assess the perinatal outcomes of COVID-19 infections during pregnancy as well as the possibility of