The purpose of the training was to guide and support the development of new “Health” products with high added value. It was intended primarily for scientists in the R&D and production departments of companies active or ready to embark on the development of “Health” products. The training was certified at the inter-university level in the French Community.

The programme comprised 8 modules :

  • Health food and food supplements: products with high added value in terms of health and the economy, or fashion effect?
  • Food supplements: nutritional, physiological and regulatory aspects.
  • The role of health foods and food supplements in the fight against obesity and diabetes mellitus:
  • Nutritional modulation of the intestinal flora: implications for human health,
  • Regulations on nutritional labelling, nutritional and health claims, food supplements and novel foods,
  • Food toxicology, risk analysis and legal liability,
  • The formulation of health foods,
  • Implementation of a strategy to develop and  launch food products of differentiated quality with health connotations.