Also this year, on the 29th of September, the European Researchers' Night showcased the world of research and innovation to the public. Together with my research group, I took part in this event at the University of Parma.
This engaging initiative aims to bridge the gap between researchers and the general public, fostering a better understanding of the impact of science on everyday life by featuring a diverse array of activities such as interactive exhibitions, hands-on experiments, and engaging talks. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers to communicate their work, share insights, and inspire curiosity. This collaborative celebration encourages a sense of community and highlights the importance of research in shaping our collective future.
We organized a game using the images of different foods and the nutriscore labels to be matched with the corresponding card. NutriScore is a front-of-pack labeling system designed to help consumers make healthier food choices at a glance. It assigns a color-coded letter and corresponding score to a food product based on its nutritional content. The scale ranges from A (green) for healthier options to E (red) for less nutritious choices. This system takes into account both positive and negative nutritional elements, such as the content of energy, sugars, saturated fats, sodium, protein, fiber, and the percentage of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and oilseeds.
NutriScore serves as a quick and simple tool for consumers to assess the nutritional quality of a product, promoting informed decision-making during grocery shopping. By providing an easily understandable label, NutriScore contributes to raising awareness about the nutritional value of food and encourages individuals to opt for healthier options, ultimately supporting public health efforts to combat diet-related diseases.