Current trends in children research
Eurosense was held this year in early September in beautiful Verona. We digged into the conference programme to get a glimpse of current research subjects on children.
Overall the conference included 7 oral presentations, 4 flash-poster or workshop oral presentations and 19 posters, totaling 30 communications with focus on children. Non-surprisingly, over half of these concerned sensory perception (17 papers), covering research on basic tastes and fat perception, sugar reduction, olfaction, and the role of genetics in sensory perception. A growing area of research concerned social interactions and the role of parents in children’s food behavior and intake (9 papers). New methods were also presented (5 papers), among other on measuring texture preferences in children or using emoji to capture children’s product experience. We note also 6 papers exploring consumption, looking into e.g. food habits, portion size and pickiness, and 3 papers dedicated to societal health challenges (overweight, malnourished children and vulnerable populations). Finally, one paper concerned sustainability through new food product development based on seaweed.
- Extended deadline for abstracts to Edulia conference
- Paper about Weight Status and Mental Well-Being Among Adolescents
- New thesis: New methodologies in sensory and consumer research with preadolescents to guide product development of healthy, child-centered food
- New thesis: Formation of healthy eating habits in children aged 0-3 years: supporting the development of public health guidelines dissemination material and its evaluation with parents and healthcare professionals
- New paper: Listening to children voices in early stages of new product development through co-creation – Creative focus group and online platform
- New paper - Capturing food-elicited emotions: Facial decoding of children’s implicit and explicit responses to tasted samples
- Expanding food worlds of pre-adolescents: Practical guidelines to support pre-adolescents in eating healthy outside home in a tempting food environment
- New paper: Parental feeding practices and parental involvement in child feeding in Denmark: gender differences and predictors
- New paper - Parenthood as a window of opportunity for dietary changes: perspectives from Uruguayan parents
- Edulia Conference programme
- Edulia final conference postponed
- Make the sensory testing fun for preadolescents! The use of gamification in the sensory test setup with children
- New paper: Young children’s eating in the absence of hunger: links with children’s control abilities, their weight status, and maternal controlling feeding practices.
- Measuring basic tastes and fattiness sensitivity in preadolescents and the relation to children’s food liking
- New thesis: Transitioning to parenthood: Factors influencing new parents’ healthy eating behaviours and strategies for change
- A remote sensory testing during Covid-19 pandemic with preadolescents
- New Paper: Measuring basic tastes and fattiness sensitivity in preadolescents and the relation to children’s food liking
- New Paper: Preadolescents’ taste sensitivity is associated with their eating behaviour
- Edulia Conference – Bringing down barriers to children’s healthy eating, 21st-22nd June
- New thesis: Peer, sibling and social media influence on preadolescent children’s healthy eating behaviour
- New thesis: Taste sensitivity in pre-adolescent children
- New paper: Does Responsiveness to Basic Tastes Influence Preadolescents’ Food Liking? Investigating Taste Responsiveness Segment on Bitter-Sour-Sweet and Salty-Umami Model Food Samples
- New PhD on maternal and paternal feeding practices
- New thesis on conceptual knowledge about food and links to food rejection
- New paper: Contrasts and ambivalences in French parents’ experiences regarding changes in eating and cooking behaviours during the COVID-19 lockdown.
- First PhD in Edulia on sugar reduction in dairy products targeted at children
- New paper: Children’s sweet tooth: Explicit ratings vs. Implicit bias measured by the Approach avoidance task (AAT)
- New paper: Information seeking of French parents regarding infant and young child feeding: practices, needs and determinants
- New paper: How do French parents determine portion sizes for their pre-schooler? A qualitative exploration of the parent-child division of responsibility and influencing factors
- New paper: The Perceptions and Needs of French Parents and Pediatricians Concerning Information on Complementary Feeding
- New paper: Are food parenting practices gendered? Impact of mothers' and fathers' practices on their child's eating behaviors.
- New paper: The influence of label information on the snacks parents choose for their children: Individual differences in a choice based conjoint test
- New paper: "Do children favor snacks and dislike vegetables? Exploring children’s food preferences using drawing as a projective technique. A cross-cultural study"
- New paper: The role of peers, siblings and social media for children’s healthy eating socialization: a mixed methods study
- New paper: Dutch Preadolescents’ Food Consumption at School
- New paper: The Meaning of Emoji to Describe Food Experiences in Pre-Adolescents
- New paper: Can children use temporal sensory methods to describe visual and food stimuli?
- New paper: Strawberries and Cream: The Relationship between Food Rejection and Thematic Knowledge of Food in Young Children
- Award to Edulia Early stage researcher
- Edulia webinar from Institut Paul Bocuse: Cognitive and Social variables modulating food rejection (or acceptance) in children.
- New paper: Child eating behaviors, parental feeding practices and food shopping motivations during the COVID-19 lockdown in France: (How) did they change?
- Oscar and Sophies’ vegetable friends
- Edulia webinar on children and healthy eating - with video from the seminar
- Video of father & daughter enjoying the superpowers of healthy eating!
- New paper: Children as food designers: The potential of co-creation to make the healthy choice the preferred one
- Secondment at the MAPP centre, Aarhus University, Denmark – Kaat Philippe (ESR7)
- New paper: Perspectives on sugar consumption expressed on social media by French-speaking and Danish-speaking parents
- Infographics: Recommendations on how to tackle nutrition issues among parents
- New paper: Significant sugar-reduction in dairy products targeted at children is possible without affecting hedonic perception
- Impressions from Eurosense – A sense of Innovation
- New paper: Do Basic Tastes and Fattiness Sensitivity Influence Food Liking in Preadolescents?
- Starting a new position during a pandemic
- ESR9 Peer and sibling influence on children’s healthy eating behavior (preadolescents)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Carina Mueller - new ESR in the project
- New paper: Preadolescents’healthy eating behavior:peeping through the social norms approach
- An Early Stage Researcher’s diary during corona times
- New paper: How children approach a CATA test influences the outcome. Insights on ticking styles from two case studies with 6–9-year old children
- What it is like to be Early Stage Researcher during the Covid-19-situation
- PhD life: some anecdotes on struggles, growth and passion from ESR8-Andreia
- New paper: Early parenthood can represent either a downturn or an opportunity for healthy eating behaviours: Study results with practical guidance for health professionals
- New paper: Children’s selection of emojis to express food-elicited emotions in varied eating contexts
- Foodwiser: A podcast with Edulia insights and beyond
- Two-year position open for early stage researchers (ESR)
- Impact of parenthood on eating behaviours: practical guidance for health professionals
- New paper: The influence of peers′ and siblings′ on children’s and adolescents′ healthy eating behavior
- DO WE EAT HEALTHIER AFTER BECOMING PARENTS?
- Smell Detection Game and the Flavor vs Taste Experiment - different languages
- Infographics: QUALITY FOOD TIME IN QUARANTINE - different languages
- New paper: The ability of 10–11-year-old children to identify basic tastes and their liking towards unfamiliar foods
- Edulia presents: QUALITY FOOD TIME IN QUARANTINE
- Secondment at Santé publique France - Sofia de Rosso (ESR6)
- How is Edulia affected by the Corona situation?
- Paper on why children accept or reject foods
- Edulia fun facts
- Experiences ESR7 Kaat Philippe - Secondment Institut Paul Bocuse, Ecully, France
- Cross-modal interactions as a strategy for sugar reduction in products targeted at children: Case study with vanilla milk desserts
- Did you know that Norwegian children eat ramen after school?
- Children preferred to be product developers instead of helping an alien
- Cross-cultural data collection on new parents’ eating behaviors
- School-based interventions to promote water consumption
- Sweets as comfort: facing the post-partum period
- A Fear of Food? Breaking barriers in children’s mistrust for food
- The Role of Emotions in Children’s Food Preferences
- Your Diet Means More Than You Think.
- On the Creation of Conscious Eaters
- ESRs receive prices at conferences and workshops
- What do they see in You?
- Early stage researchers have been on secondments
- Sweet Sweet Dairy!
- Pre-adolescents don’t know what parsnip is
- Role models in children’s eating behavior
- Early stage researcher activities in Edulia
- ESR8 Factors influencing new parent’s healthy eating behavior (preschoolers)
- Why children like candies and tend to reject broccoli?
- How fruit consumption at schools can be increased through nudging
- Guiding parents through the initiation of complementary feeding
- Children spent a huge amount of time with their friends and peers and the relationship with them have a significant influence on their development.
- How can sweet taste preferences be changed?
- The earlier the better
- Taste detectives for a day
- Children as co-creators of a healthy food product
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Abigail (ESR10)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with María (ESR5)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Sofia (ESR6)
- ESR11 Strategies to reduce the sugar content of dairy products targeted at children
- ESR7 Impact of caregivers’ feeding practices on children’s eating behaviours and intake regulation (preschoolers)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Kaat (ESR7)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Andreia (ESR8)
- ESR6 Formation of healthy eating habits in children aged 0-3: development of public health guideline dissemination material and effect on parental feeding practices and on children’s eating behaviour.
- Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Roselinde (ESR4)
- Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Martina (ESR1)
- ESR10 Food rejections in preschoolers: where it comes from and how it can be modulated (preschoolers)
- Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Ana (ESR11)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Julia (ESR3)
- ESR1 New methodologies in sensory and consumer research with preadolescents to guide product development of healthy, child-centred food
- ESR5: Sweet taste perception in young children
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Ervina (ESR2)
- ESR3 The role of emotions, personality traits and sensory sensitivity in food preferences in children (preadolescents)
- ESR2 Importance of sensory sensitivity for food perception among children (preadolescents)
- ESR4 Nudging children towards healthier food choices (preadolescents)
- Get to know the early stage researchers - interview with Tija (ESR9)
- Edulia in prime time TV in Norway
- Edulia positions
- How Can Children be Encouraged to Eat Healthily?
- WP2 Sensory Perception & Food Choice
- WP3 Methods development
- WP4: Healthy food product development
- WP5: Pleasure, satiation and overeating
- WP6: Social influences on children's healthy eating habits: impact of parenting and of interactions with peers
- WP7: Nudging and social marketing for change
- Bringing down barriers to children's healthy eating