Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum

Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum is a non profit Cultural and Research society which aims at conducting and undertaking initiatives and activities to promote knowledge and practice of traditional foods.

Description

We have recently developed an electronic depository of data related to food history and culture: The Cyprus Food Virtual Museum (http://foodmuseum.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ ), where information, along with visual representations, from the prehistoric till the current time, on the use of Cypriot traditional foods, associated everyday practices and meals, recipes, tools, and processing techniques have been digitized. This depository is the first of its kind in Europe


Description of proposed activity or project

Furthermore we are very interested in participating in projects which deal with providing nutrition counseling and strengthening food security in minorities, homeless, underprivileged groups, in youth & women .

Type of expertise/competence offered

Skills and Expertise Offered: Study of traditional foods from various disciplines, provide profiles and history of traditional foods, connect network with important research centers on traditional foods in Europe, offer know –how on methodology for archiving food -and drink-related information and data from European regions and develop a unified platform for sharing knowledge, present case studies and profiles of successful commercialized traditional products, assist in promotion of gastronomic tourism and training personnel working in the touristic sector . Assist in organization of activities to promote traditional foods. Investigate health benefits of local foods & dietary patterns, promote environment and sustainable development through food choices and food waste management.



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