NUBEL is a private-public non-profit initiative that gathers data on the nutritional composition of food products and makes them accessible to the public (consumers, authorities, stakeholders etc.).
As one of the founding and financing partners of the project, the Belgian Food Federation (FEVIA) is promoting the activities of NUBEL and encourages its members to transmit food composition data to be included in the NUBEL database.
As of today, 7,771 products have been included in the database, providing important information for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle to the broad range of NUBEL’s target groups, including consumers, schools, health professionals, industry and government. The data are also intended to be used in scientific studies and analyses.
While NUBEL has already reached a wide audience (the total number of individual users and secondary schools using the 2010 version was 3,807), the intention is to further increase its visibility, by developing a food planner for smartphones and tablets and by the launch of a distance selling project as well as other initiatives.