The 2017 edition of Sirha* has just ended, and this year, for the 1st time, health was invited to the chefs’ table! The jury voted for the innovative initiative “Vite fait bienfaits”: a website and mobile application, allowing cancer patients to continue eating as “normally” as possible despite the side effects induced by treatments. This service was developed by a team of researchers from UniLaSalle (Beauvais – 60), awarded the special innovation grand prize at Sirha 2017.
If on the living room, the words “eating”, “cooking” and “pleasure” resonate in unison, they have, on the other hand, no meaning for the patients. Vite-fait-bienfaits.fr contributes to give them back their taste for life, through recipe suggestions, adapted cooking techniques, and the use of plants and spices to fight against side effects.
The site developed for patients and their caregivers, who recognize the validity of this advice by using it on a daily basis, is now also being used by professionals in the health catering and agri-food industries, who call on UniLaSalle’s expertise for the implementation of suitable solutions in care establishments.