The Dieta Atlántica Foundation is established for an indefinite time, May 11, 2007 , under Article 34 of the Spanish Constitution and is governed by Law 12 /2006, December 1 , foundations of Galician interest , and applicable legal provisions on foundations.
It was declared Foundation health interest in the Order of 11 July 2007 (DOG 19/07/2007 ) and also of Galician interest in the Order of September 20, 2007 (DOG 10/10/2007 ) .
This Foundation was created in order to promote the study , research and dissemination of the Atlantic diet for health and welfare of the population.
The promoter of the initiative was the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Presidency of the same rests with the Rector of the University.
The territorial scope of the Foundation is preferably the Autonomous Community of Galicia, without prejudice to their performances covering the whole Spanish State, and if abroad , always relevant to its founding purpose.