“Nutrition, Source of Life” is a major exhibition project that raises awareness about the basic concepts in food and nutrition and healthy eating habits that we all need to put into practice for increased health and quality of life.
The exhibition uses an immersive experience to propose ways to make food an important part of our lives and highlight healthy behaviour. This should be done by using critical analysis to find solutions based on a responsible, balanced vision while considering individual behaviour and the environment.
Nutrition is a question of balance!
Areas of the Exhibition
- Large-Screen Audiovisual
Presentation in audiovisual format to begin an immersive experience in the world of nutrition.
- A Walk Through History
This area provides an overview of the history of nutrition from prehistoric times to the nutrigenomics of the future.
- The Four Sides of Health
Health is based on four basic items: adequate food and nutrition, an optimal balance between rest and physical activity, and suitable education and hygiene habits, all set in a sustainable environment.
- Pyramid Plaza
The three sides of the FINUT pyramid, which is based on the Mediterranean diet, indicate how to eat a varied diet, lead an active life, follow healthy education and hygiene habits, and achieve a sustainable environment.
- The Pyramids of the World
Each country has designed a dietary guide in accordance with its own culture, gastronomy, religions and other features. The different pyramids of countries such as Argentina, Guatemala, the United States and Japan are good examples.
- The Food Market
This market contains the basic items in the Mediterranean diet: water, olives and olive oil; meat and eggs; cereals; fruits and vegetables; milk and dairy products; pulses, dried fruits and nuts; fish and seafood; as well as other foods whose intake should be limited.
- The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is a valuable cultural heritage whose simplicity and variety make for a complete, balanced combination of foods based on fresh, local products in season.
- Find out More…
Interactive, manipulative module based on rotating disks moving disks. Visitors can discover interesting facts and find answers about healthy living habits.
- Educational Workshop
- How Do You Eat?
An app that allows visitors to determine whether or not they’re following healthy living habits and eating a balanced diet.
- Healthy Eating Habits
These habits are based on the following paired activities: rest-physical activity, healthy education-hygiene, environment-sustainability.
- Not a Bit.
Some substances such as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol have been repeatedly shown to provide no benefits and to be hazardous to your health. Their use should therefore be avoided.
- Sit Down for a Meal
This interactive invites visitors to prepare a three-course meal by choosing from the products eaten in eleven different countries and then discovering the nutritional value of their choices.
- Nutrition and Gastronomy. Uniting the Past and the Future. Universitat de Barcelona.
The Universitat de Barcelona cooperates with the exhibition through the Torribera Food and Nutrition Campus, which is dedicated to research and innovation in areas related to food and gastronomy. This panel provides information about the nutrition and gastronomy of the past and the future.
Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Coordination of adaptation:
Fundación Iberoamericana de Nutrición i Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona.
With the support of:
In collaboration with :
- Campus de l’Alimentació Torribera – Universitat de Barcelona
- Fundació Institut Català de la Cuina i de la Cultura Gastronòmica
- Diputació de Barcelona
- Fundació FC Barcelona
- Museu Agbar de les Aigües
- Semillas Fitó
- Bodegues Sumarroca
- Càtedra UNESCO d’Alimentació, Cultura i Desenvolupament, UOC
- Diagonal Mar Centre Comercial
- La Fageda
- Gremi de Flequers de Barcelona
- Fundació Privada Gremi de Flequers de Barcelona, Escola Xavier Vilamala
- Gremi de Carnissers i Xarcuters de Barcelona i Comarques
- Cuina Justa
- Consell Comarcal del Baix Empordà
- Museu de la Confitura
- Fundació Formació i Treball
- Fundació Banc dels Aliments
- Fundació Alicia
- The Cocacola Company
The Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona is attached to Catalonia, European Region of gastronomy.