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).
Renowned researcher
Elena Roura

Elena Roura

  • Alícia’s scientific director and responsible for the area of Health and Eating Habits.
  • Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and in Food Science and Technology.
  • PhD by the University of Barcelona (UB) at the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
  • Dietitian at the Hospital del Mar and the Hospital de la Creu Roja in Barcelona
  • Health and nutrition technician at the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Andorra.
  • Professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy,  University of Barcelona (UB).

Alícia Foundation. Responsible for the area of Health and Eating Habits.