Switching Mediterranean consumers to Mediterranean sustainable healthy dietary patterns


SWITCHtoHEALTHY is a project that seeks to develop educational tools, methodologies and strategies with the aim of promoting consumption and increasing adherence to the Mediterranean diet in families with children at school age, from primary to secondary school. By reinforcing the role of the family in promoting sustainable change habits, where all members have a voice and an assigned role, of mutual influence.


The project main objectives are:




The aim is to empower the citizens of the Mediterranean to make more informed decisions about the healthiest and most sustainable foods for their health and for planet’s health.


SWITCHtoHEALTHY will implement the use of tools and methodologies such as mobile apps, innovative educational strategies through participating schools, and healthy plant-based snacks.

Parents will use the interactive digital tools (SWITCHtoHEALTHY application) to prepare healthier weekly menus for the whole family unit, encouraging children’s participation in the weekly purchase and menu definition. The educational material will be used to help families acquire healthier habits and to educate children and adolescents. Finally, healthy and nutritious plant-based snacks will be introduced into children’s meal plans to complement them and replace less healthy options between meals. The development of these snacks will be based on nutritional content and the use of proximity ingredients, sustainability and healthy consumption to help agri-food producers find new business opportunities.


April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2025



The SWITCHtoHEALTHY project responds to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SWITCHtoHEALTHY is a project funded by the European programme Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA 2021).

This project is part of the PRIMA programme supported by the European Union.

Italy ENCO SRL – ENCO Company
Italy Parma’s University – UNIPR University
Italy Regione Campania – RC Company
Egypt Confederation of Egyptian European Business Association – CEEBA Non-profit Organization
Spain  EURECAT Technology Center – EUT Research Center
Spain  National Centre for Food Technology and Safety – CNTA Non-profit Organization
Spain Center for Agro-food Economics and Development – CREDA University
Spain DELAFRUIT S.L.U. Company
Spain Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda – DACC Government Organ
Greece Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH Research Center
Lebanon Consumers Lebanon – CONS  Non-profit NGO
Morocco  National Energy Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology – CNESTEN Research Center
Morocco University Mohammed Premier – UMP University
Morocco Chocorica SARL – CHOCO Company
Tunisia SLOW FOOD Tebourba – SLOW F Non-profit Organization
Turkey Bursa Uludag University – BUU University
Turkey Kocahan Confectionery – KOC SME
Turkey  Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism – KTB  Government Organization



CREDA brings its extensive experience in the socio-economic field, leading the WP5 that monitors the data collected during the interventions with the families and analyzes the changes in food habits related to the Mediterranean Diet adherence, as well as the environmental, economic and social impact.

What’s more, CREDA leads the collection of all this data and takes part in the recruitment of families and their follow-up, so it organizes the trainings for the realization of focus groups by the partners. CREDA leads the Innovation Comm


SWITCHtoHEALTHY’s partners meet at the UPC of Baix Llobregat to discuss the priorities of WP4 tasks

The meeting has brought together participating partners from the Technological Centre of Catalonia (EURECAT), the Bursa Uludağ University and the Centre in Agri-food Economics and Development (CREDA).