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Using consumer science to improve healthy eating habits


Bien que le consommateur moderne peut prendre des décisions intelligentes  en matière du choix des types et quantités d’aliments meilleurs pour un style de vie sain, récemment, une augmentation des problèmes de santé liés au régime alimentaire, causés par les aliments malsain et des excès de nourriture, a été enregistré dans les pays de l’Union Européenne durant ces dernières années. L’objectif du programme Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) est de comprendre ce qui oriente les consommateur à choisir des aliments plus sain et établir des bases de recommandations évidentes pour les personnes intéressées et les décideurs politiques afin de développer et de communiquer des solutions innovatrices win-win pour améliorer les habitudes alimentaires.   

Ce programme MSCA sera constitué d’un séjour de 24 mois auprès de Cornell University (Partner de l’organisation). Les études du comportement économique seront réalisées à travers les interview, les expériences de laboratoires et sur le terrain (hypothétique et non hypothétique). Les séminaires et les cours sur les méthodes de recherches sur les consommateurs des aliments offriront une excellente formation. Les visites aux conférences, aux personnes intéressées et d’autres centre de recherche (par exemple Michigan State University), déjà programmées, seront effectuées. Enfin, le retour à l’Université de Parma sera un atout qui permettra  de mettre en pratique les expertises acquises afin d’améliorer les capacités d’enseignement et diffuser les résultats obtenus.         

Inspiré par les découvertes de ce programme MSCA et en s’efforçant pour maximiser l’impact des résultats obtenus, je prévois organiser des activités d’engagement public, publier un livre destiné au public et des articles scientifiques dans des journaux avec un meilleur impact factoriel au bénéfice des scientifiques du secteur alimentaire, économistes agricoles et les décideurs politiques intéressés  aux habitudes alimentaires saines.



Title project: “CONSUMEHealth” 

Participant: Giovanni Sogari, PhD

Primary Coordinator: Professor Cristina Mora, University of Parma

Beneficiary: Department of Food and DrugUniversity of Parma

Main Partner Organization: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA

Others Partners: Michigan State UniversityEuropean Food Safety Authority

Period: 36 months in total starting in July 2017

  • 24 months as a Visiting Fellow in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University  
  • 12 months in the Department of Food and Drug at the University of Parma


“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie

grant agreement No 749514”.