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

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Objectives:

(1) To assess the role of the exposure to taste on satiation in infants and toddlers in an experimental setting;

(2) To assess the role of exposure to taste and odours on food intake after repeated exposure;

(3) To assess the role of taste in satiation in natural social environments

Expected results:

This project will enable to better understand: the effect of sweetness and saltiness on acceptance in infants and toddlers, both after a single exposure and after repeated exposure; the effect of sweetness and saltiness on satiation and the regulation of food intake, both after a single exposure and after repeated exposure; the role of texture in satiation; how to optimize sugar and salt levels in healthy foods; the role of sweetness and saltiness on the regulation of food intake in natural social environments. 3 papers submitted.

Planned secondments:

(1) Applied secondment in a local applied research institute (WUR-FBR) 4 months, aimed at the development of foods that lead to a lower risk of overeating, through the manipulation of texture;

(2) Academic research project through a secondment with INRA during 4 months, directed to the exploration of the effects of different salt and sugar levels on taste reactivity

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