Our Early Stage Researchers

Edulia is a part of an ITN-ETN Marie Curie Training Network, funded by the EU through Horizon 2020, which comprises a network of 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and their supervisors.  ESRs are researchers in the first four years of their research careers. The ESRs are located in five countries.

The program is part of an ITN-ETN Marie Curie Training Network, funded by the EU through Horizon 2020.

Edulia is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial European Training and Research Network with a global reach.

Our network will train 11 young innovative and adaptable researchers in high-level skills across complementary fields through studying children’s food choices, in order to build strong career development paths.

The training program includes multidisciplinary scientific training within both natural and social sciences, secondments in academic and non-academic organisations, and courses in transferable skills, promoting science communication and outreach.

ITN programs require undertaking transnational mobility, therefore the ESRs could not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment to the project.

The ESR projects

 

ESR11 Development of sugar-reduced dairy products for preadolescents

Project within WP4 (and to a lesser extent WP2 & WP3) Objectives: (1) To evaluate alternatives based on…

ESR10 Food rejections in preschoolers: where it comes from and how it can be modulated (preschoolers)

Project within WP6 (and to a lesser extent WP3 and WP7) Objectives: (1) To investigate cognitive mechanisms that…

ESR9 Peer and sibling influence on children’s healthy eating behavior (preadolescents)

Project within WP6 (to a lesser extent WP7) Objectives: (1) to investigate the influence of secondary socialisation agents…

ESR8 Factors influencing new parent’s healthy eating behavior (preschoolers)

This research will investigate the main barriers for healthy eating in the family food environment with focus on…

ESR7 Impact of caregivers’ feeding practices on children’s eating behaviours and intake regulation (preschoolers)

Project within WP6 (and to a lesser extent WP2 & WP5) Objectives: (1) To assess the impact of…

ESR5 The role of taste in satiation (Infants and toddlers)

Objectives: (1) To assess the role of the exposure to taste on satiation in infants and toddlers in…

ESR4 Nudging children towards healthier food choices (preadolescents)

Objectives: (1) To develop influential nudging interventions to lead children to healthier eating habits. (2) To examine the…

ESR3 The role of emotions, personality traits and sensory sensitivity in food preferences in children (preadolescents)

Objectives: (1) To develop age and product specific methods to measure emotions elicited by food in preadolescents by…

ESR2 Importance of sensory sensitivity for food perception among children (preadolescents)

Project within WP2 (and to a lesser extent WP3, WP4 and WP5) Objectives: (1) To map sensory sensitivity…

ESR1 New methodologies for studying intrinsic and extrinsic parameters influencing children’s food choice (preadolescents)

The project of ESR 1 is within WP3 (and to a lesser extent WP2 & WP4) Objectives: (1)…