About us:

The multidisciplinary Alimentarium has become an authority on cultural, historical, social and scientific issues of food and nutrition. Yet to develop sustainably, the Alimentarium must continue to redefine its accessibility. Therefore, in 2013, the Alimentarium decided to not only rely on visitors coming to the Museum itself, but to also distribute its content directly to a wider public. Since then, new digital spaces and offers have been developed. The Alimentarium has changed its approach to now focus on a transmedia dialogue with visitors, a combined awareness program on the basis of a digital learning ecosystem. Schoolchildren, teachers and parents learn together while playing and will see that it can still be fun.

Ursula Zeller

The Alimentarium is more than just a museum. It wishes to share its expertise in food and nutrition online with children, their teachers and their parents via the MOOC platform, connected to a range of applications and games.

Our learning ecosystem focuses on children, offering them educational games on the topic of food. In using this innovative platform, teachers and parents can follow their children's progress and participate in their learning process.
As teachers, you can create your own virtual classroom, follow your pupils' progress and share our content. Based on the Alimentarium's scientific expertise, a series of short educational videos and worksheets has been developed for teachers looking to raise awareness about our various topics among their pupils. In these videos, our five experts (comprising of teachers, researchers and a dietician) reveal the secrets of the composition of our food, how our bodies react to the food we eat and the various processes, which determine our choices and stimulate our senses.
Our content is divided up according to different age groups ranging from 8 to 16, with a wide range of classroom activities. A forum is also available, should you wish to get in touch with other teachers about these topics and how our MOOC works.


On behalf of the Alimentarium team, we would like to express our gratitude to all the people and institutions that have helped us to get this innovative project off the ground.
We would like to thank our proof-readers Grethe Humbert, Dominique Taeymans, Marie-France Pegerey, Heribert Watzke, Gabriela Bergonzelli, Lolita Bazarova and Muriel Jaquet, the Nestec team Salvatore Glorioso, Salvatore Gullifa and Biasino Cassella, and Giorgio Pesce from Studio Poisson. We also would like to thank our experts Kristin Verbeke, Axel Syrbe, Nathalie Martin, Wafa Badran Amstutz and Vincent Barras, and the parents and teachers Bernard Perrier, Raphael Gulas, Lionel Baud, Céline RamaiolI, Nathalie Jaquet, Caroline Hunziker, Silvia Filograna, Irène Jarisch and Andreas Schaffer.