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Swiss Nutrition and Health Foundation

The Swiss Vitamin Institute (SVI), now the Swiss Foundation for Nutrition and Health (SNHf), was created by the Confederation in 1931 with the mandate to survey vitamin enriched foods, as requested by the then applicable Swiss legislation. Initially linked to the University of Lausanne, SVI became a totally new and independent Foundation for public health in 1995 focusing its services on analyses (including medical analysis) and research on vitamins. In 2014, the Foundation started a process to expand its research activities and expertise in nutrition and public health. In 2021, celebrating its 90th anniversary, SVI becomes the Swiss Nutrition and Health Foundation, an independent and not-for-profit foundation. SNHf opens its scope to all nutrients, micronutrients and natural bioactives.