Every year the first week of September is observed as National Nutrition Week. An important period to this week is all about raising awareness – eating the right kind of food to stay healthy and disease free! Alimentarium in Vevey, Switzerland aims to contribute to awakening public interest in past and present issues concerning human food. Located by the magnificent Lake Geneva, it is the first museum in the world devoted exclusively to nutrition!
The emblem of the Alimentarium, an eight-meter-high fork that protrudes from Lake Geneva opposite the museum, is one you’ll long remember – and this unmistakable signboard is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as well.
For more than 30 years, the museum has provided visitors a chance to learn about the culinary habits of people from near and far. All facets of the human diet of the past and present make for interesting discoveries as you become more familiar with the eating habits, science and cultural and artistic aspects of food through an interactive and spoken display.
You can now discover the museum by taking an exclusive virtual tour, a completely new experience available via nestle.com/nest, directly from your own home, anywhere in the world.
Exhibitions on different topics around food and nutrition like production methods, beliefs about food, the function of the human digestive system, mediation activities, gastronomic tastings and guided tours provide visitors an opportunity to absorb and experience different food cultures.
When travelling to Switzerland, Alimentarium is a perfect day out for the whole family, as it will keep you occupied with its daily cookery workshops where you can make and taste local and international delicacies. To surprise its visitors each year with something new, the museum launches an annual theme that adds a sprinkle of seasoning to the permanent exhibition as well as to its digital content.
If you want to learn about Nutrition in the most interactive way possible, Alimentarium in Switzerland is the place to be!