In 2020, the Roquette Foundation for Health launched the first edition of its Research Award. For young researchers, this Award rewarded any particularly innovative research, thesis, dissertation, or publication in the fields of food, nutrition, prevention in health, food of the futures or nutritional transition.
The Roquette Foundation for Health ecnourages medical research to prevent, cure and avoid the spread of diseases and thus contribute to the good health of women and men throughout the world. This is why, in 2020, the Foundation awarded its first Research Award in France.
Aimed at young researchers, this award supports and rewards medical research on health prevention.
This year, the jury granted the Research Award to Clémentine Hugol-Gential, and her team for the project called "Food and bodies on social networks: Preventing, raising awareness, informing teenagers about food and health."
The jury also granted a "Jury's Favorite" prize to the project of Jean-Baptiste Bizeau, a 26-year-old researcher at INRAE, the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Jean-Baptiste Bizeau's project investigates the influence of dietary fatty acid intake on the healthy aging of brain and retinal neurons. The aim is to evaluate and compare the impact of dietary fatty acid intake found in a Western-type diet or recommended by health agencies on the aging of nervous tissue. Bizeau’s project will make it possible to offer new nutritional recommendations and educational programs.
In 2020, the jury also wished to award a Jury's Favorite Award to Lucie Marousez's project. This young 25 year-old researcher from the University of Lille is working on an innovative treatment of breast milk using high hydrostatic pressure to increase its biological and intestinal properties. Moreover, this treatment reduces losses due to a failure of the usual pasteurization.