Scientists of the North-Eastern Federal University and the Tours city university are planning to create and popularize the Northern diet brand based on the research project “Ethnicity and culture of nutrition of the people of Yakutia”.
Scientists have presented the joint project which was approved by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The head of the Center of cooperation with French-speaking countries of NEFU Isabella Borisova states that the research team, which includes medics, ethnographers, historians, sociologists and philologists, was formed in 2014. The big production started in summer of 2017.
One of the main parts of research are analyzing and revealing special features of the traditional nutrition of the Yakuts, Evens, Evenkis and Yukagirs. Transformation of people’s food culture and monitoring of metabolic profile considering current changes in diet are studied as well.
Scientists plan to popularize and make a foundation for a brand of the northern diet based on this research and experience of advanced countries. Experts are sure that the diet of Northern ethnicities which includes meat, fish and dairy products is truly the optimal and healthiest way of eating for local population.