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Paper on why children accept or reject foods

ESR3, Julia Sick at the University of Florence (Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry) recently published her…

Did you know that Norwegian children eat ramen after school?

In my co-creation experiment where we wanted to develop a healthy snack idea with 10-12-year-old children I asked…

Children preferred to be product developers instead of helping an alien

My first experiment had the aim to develop healthy snack ideas with 10-12-year-old children in a co-creation approach.…

Cross-cultural data collection on new parents’ eating behaviors

In August 2019, ESR8 Andreia had the opportunity to visit UdelaR (Universidad de la República) in Uruguay, aiming…

School-based interventions to promote water consumption 

Did you know that drinking water can improve children’s attention and memory? In this way, drinking water may…

Sweets as comfort: facing the post-partum period

Several factors related to the period following childbirth (post-partum) may increase the consumption of sweets by new parents.…

A Fear of Food? Breaking barriers in children’s mistrust for food

The relationship young children have with food appears to be as turbulent as a Boeing 737 flight; with…

The Role of Emotions in Children’s Food Preferences

How are emotions and food related? On the one hand, emotions and moods can influence what food we…

On the Creation of Conscious Eaters

I chose the pathway of a researcher because of my passion about food behavior and sensory science. We,…

Your Diet Means More Than You Think. 

Early morning as always. Some morning routine as always. Some morning exercise, but just on special occasions, a…

What do they see in You?

Significant adults in children environment can form children’s food choice and much more.    It was a lazy Sunday…

ESRs receive prices at conferences and workshops

Poster prize to Kaat Philippe (ESR7) Kaat won the poster prize for her presentation at the ‘Forum des…

Sweet Sweet Dairy!

I am an early state researcher at the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay. I will investigate strategies…

Early stage researchers have been on secondments

All Early Sage Researchers (ESRs) must conduct secondments, both academic and industrial, as a part of their training…

Pre-adolescents don’t know what parsnip is

#ESR9: My Pilot Study in Lithuania and vegetable preferences I am just in love with the topic of…

Role models in children’s eating behavior  

Most of us know that only eating chocolate is not healthy, but does your 3-years-old child know this…

Why children like candies and tend to reject broccoli?

There is clear evidence that most children prefer chocolate bar and candies rather than a handful of grapes…

How fruit consumption at schools can be increased through nudging

As children grow older, they are becoming more independent, with more freedom, money and food choices. Nowadays, it…

Children spent a huge amount of time with their friends and peers and the relationship with them have a significant influence on their development.

I am Tija Rageliene, an Early Stage Researcher, studying preadolescents, and the influence peers and siblings have on…

How can sweet taste preferences be changed? 

There is a clear, evidence-based global public health mandate to limit the consumption of free sugars in the…

Guiding parents through the initiation of complementary feeding

Having a baby makes a big change in the life of new parents. After six months, another important step has to…

The earlier the better 

Only by listening to parents, to their own needs, we will be able to create health environments for…

Children as co-creators of a healthy food product

Is it possible to generate a product idea for a healthy snack or drink option with children? Can…

Taste detectives for a day

The two early stage researchers Ervina and Martina Galler have been piloting Edulia research protocols at a Norwegian…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with María (ESR5)

The last early stage researcher to join the Edulia team is María Dueñas from Madrid, Spain who soon…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Abigail (ESR10)

In this video you will meet Abigail Pickard whi comes from the North of England, but is now…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Kaat (ESR7)

Below you can read about Kaat Philippe who will work at INRA, Dijon in France. Her research will…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Sofia (ESR6)

In this interview we present ESR6, Sofia De Rosso from Italy who will work in INRA in Dijon,…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Andreia (ESR8)

Here we introduce you to ESR8 Andreia Ferreira de Moura from Brazil, who will do her PhD in…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Tija (ESR9)

Here we introduce you to the last of the ESRs who will work on the group of pre-adolescents.…

Current trends in children research

Eurosense was held this year in early September in beautiful Verona. We digged into the conference programme to…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Roselinde (ESR4)

In this video you will meet Marie-Curie PhD student Roselinde van Nee. Roselinde tells about her background, her…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Martina (ESR1)

Meet Martina Galler from Switzerland who soon will leave a fixed position in the food industry to do…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Ana (ESR11)

Ana has just started on her way to PhD at Universidad de la República in Uruguay, where she…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Julia (ESR3)

Julia is about to start as Edulia position ESR3 at the University of Florence in Italy. Her research…

Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Ervina (ESR2)

Ervina will soon move from the million city of Jakarta in Indonesia to the small village Ås in…

Edulia in prime time TV in Norway

Nofima’s activities on children and sensory science was presented prime time in Norwegian television, on the show “Norge…

How Can Children be Encouraged to Eat Healthily?

Nofima is leading a new doctoral programme aimed at finding new ways to tackle the challenge of obesity.…

Edulia positions

We are recruiting 11 Marie-Curie PhD POSITIONS in the project EDULIA, on Children healthy eating. The program is…

Bringing down barriers to children’s healthy eating

Edulia responds to the urgent need of the EU society to find new ways to tackle the escalating…