• Fundació Alícia

Alícia Foundation

Alícia (Ali-mentació i cièn-cia; alimentation and science), is a research center devoted to technological innovation in cuisine, to the improvement of eating habits and to the evaluation of the food and gastronomic heritage. It is a center with a social vocation and the main objective of Alícia is work for healthier eating for everyone.
One of our research lines is health and eating habits where we work to improve the eating habits of society and to find culinary solutions to specific food necessities caused by certain illnesses. We collaborate with social, hospital, school and nursing home canteens to adjust their catering to the needs and diversities that arise in each of these groups.

Excellence and recognition awards
  • 2013 – NAOS Strategy Awards for the Promotion of Healthy Diet in the School Setting  by Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) (Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs)
  • 2015 – Catalonian National Research Award for the Public-Private Partnership in Research and Innovation (R+I) by Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI, Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació).
Director of the center
Toni Massanés

Toni Massanés

Alícia Foundation’s Director Graduated in cuisine in Barcelona and Toulouse de Languedoc. He is a researcher at the Observatory of Food (Odela) of the University of Barcelona. He has carried out the Catalan Traditional Culinary Corpus and is the author of other cookbooks and food culture. He is also the scientific director of La Nostra Cuina encyclopedia and other similar works. He has collaborated with national and international restaurant guides and nowadays is a regular collaborator of magazines and newspapers and several  radio programs. He has received several prizes due to his task and career on gastronomy. 

Renowned researcher
Elena Roura

Elena Roura

Responsible for the area of Health and Eating Habits Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and in Food Science and Technology. Doctor by the University of Barcelona at the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology of the Faculty of Pharmacy. She has worked as a nutrition and food bromatologist researcher focused on natural food antioxidants. She has been a dietitian at the Hospital del Mar and the Hospital de la Creu Roja in Barcelona and a health and nutrition technician from the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Andorra, obtaining a postgraduate degree in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Lleida. She has worked as a professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy. 

Alícia Foundation. Responsible for the area of Health and Eating Habits Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and in Food Science and Technology.