Scientific publications

Below all publications within the Edulia project are listed, categorised according to the work packages. For an overview of the workpackages, please look at their descriptions here.

DOI links to the journal when it is open access, otherwise to the pre-print version uploaded to Zenodo, in this repository you will also find the associated data sets. All Edulia publications (articles and datasets) in Zenodo can be found here 

Collaborative “Umbrella” papers:

Varela, P., De Rosso, S., Moura, A. F., Galler, M., Philippe, K., Pickard, A., … & van Kleef, E. (2023). Bringing down barriers to children’s healthy eating: A critical review of opportunities, within a complex food system. Nutrition Research Reviews, 1-58.

Ares, G., De Rosso, S., Mueller, C., Philippe, K., Pickard, A., Nicklaus, S., … & Varela, P. (2023). Development of food literacy in children and adolescents: implications for the design of strategies to promote healthier and more sustainable diets. Nutrition Reviews, nuad072.

Sensory Perception & Food Choice (WP2)

Ervina, E., I. Berget, A. Nilsen, and V.L. Almli (2020), The ability of 10–11-year-old children to identify basic tastes and their liking towards unfamiliar foods. Food Quality and Preference, 83: p. 103929.

Ervina, E., I. Berget, and V. L. Almli (2020), Investigating the Relationships between Basic Tastes Sensitivities, Fattiness Sensitivity, and Food Liking in 11-Year-Old Children. Foods, 9(9): p. 1315.

Ervina, E., Almli, V. L., Berget, I., Spinelli, S., Sick, J., & Dinnella, C. (2021). Does Responsiveness to Basic Tastes Influence Preadolescents’ Food Liking? Investigating Taste Responsiveness Segment on Bitter-Sour-Sweet and Salty-Umami Model Food Samples. Nutrients, 13(8), 2721. Retrieved from

Ervina, E., Berget, I., Skeie, S., & L. Almli, V. (2021). Basic taste sensitivity, eating behaviour, and propensity of dairy foods of preadolescent children: How are they related? Open Research Europe, 1(127). doi:10.12688/openreseurope.14117.1

Methods development (WP3)

Sick, J., S. Spinelli, C. Dinnella, and E. Monteleone (2020), Children’s selection of emojis to express food-elicited emotions in varied eating contexts. Food Quality and Preference, 85: p. 103953.

Sick, J., E. Monteleone, L. Pierguidi, G. Ares, et al. (2020), The Meaning of Emoji to Describe Food Experiences in Pre-Adolescents. Foods,  9(9): p. 1307.

Galler, M., T. Næs, V. L. Almli, and P. Varela, (2020) How children approach a CATA test influences the outcome. Insights on ticking styles from two case studies with 6–9-year old children. Food Quality and Preference,  86: p. 104009. doi:

Velázquez, A.L., L. Vidal, P. Varela, and G. Ares, (2020) Can children use temporal sensory methods to describe visual and food stimuli? Food Quality and Preference,  86: p. 104002.

Galler, M., Gonera, A., & Varela, P. (2020). Children as food designers: The potential of co-creation to make the healthy choice the preferred one. International Journal of Food Design, 5(1-2), 125-131.

Galler, M., Mikkelsen, E., Næs, T., Liland, K. H., Ares, G., & Varela, P. (2022, 2022/03/01/). Children’s sweet tooth: Explicit ratings vs. Implicit bias measured by the Approach avoidance task (AAT). Food Quality and Preference, 96, 104416., Open access:

Galler, M., Myhrer S. K., Ares G., Varela, P., (2022). Listening to children voices in early stages of new product development through co-creation – Creative focus group and online platform, Food Research International, 154, 111000, ISSN 0963-9969,

Galler, M., Grendstad, Å. R., Ares, G., & Varela, P. (2022). Capturing food-elicited emotions: Facial decoding of children’s implicit and explicit responses to tasted samples. Food Quality and Preference, 99, 104551.

Fismen, A.-S., Galler, M., Klepp, K.-I., Chatelan, A., Residori, C., Ojala, K., Dzielska, A., Kelly, C., Melkumova, M., Musić Milanović, S., Nardone, P., Štefanová, E., Flodgren, G., Bakke, T., Ercan, O., Samdal, O., & Helleve, A. (2022, 2022/04/12/). Weight Status and Mental Well-Being Among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Self-Perceived Body Weight. A Cross-National Survey. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Sick, J., Monteleone, E., Dinnella, C., Pierguidi, L., & Spinelli, S. (2022). Development of an emoji-based self-report measurement tool to measure emotions elicited by foods in preadolescents. Food Quality and Preference, 100, 104585. doi:

Healthy food product development​ (WP4)

Velázquez, A.L., L. Vidal, P. Varela, and G. Ares (2020), Cross-modal interactions as a strategy for sugar reduction in products targeted at children: Case study with vanilla milk desserts. Food Research International, 130: p. 108920.

Velázquez, A. L., Vidal, L., Alcaire, F., Varela, P., & Ares, G. (2021). Significant sugar-reduction in dairy products targeted at children is possible without affecting hedonic perception. International Dairy Journal, 114, 104937.

Velázquez, Ana Laura, Vidal, Leticia, Varela, Paula, & Ares, Gastón. (2021). Sugar reduction in products targeted at children: Why are we not there yet?. Journal of Sensory Studies, e12666.

Velázquez, Ana Laura, Galler, Martina, Vidal, Leticia, Varela, Paula, & Ares, Gastón. (2021). Co-creation of a healthy dairy product with and for children. Food Quality and Preferece, 96(104414).

Ares, G., Velázquez, A. L., Vidal, L., Curutchet, M. R., & Varela, P. (2022). The role of food packaging on children’s diet: Insights for the design of comprehensive regulations to encourage healthier eating habits in childhood and beyond. Food Quality and Preference, 95, 104366.  

Pleasure, satiation and overeating (WP5)

De Rosso, S., Schwartz, C., Ducrot, P., Nicklaus, S. (2021). The Perceptions and Needs of French Parents and Pediatricians Concerning Information on Complementary Feeding. Nutrients, 13, 2142.

De Rosso, S., Nicklaus, S., Ducrot, P., & Schwartz, C. (2021). Information seeking of French parents regarding infant and young child feeding: practices, needs and determinants. Public Health Nutrition, 1-14. https://doi:10.1017/S1368980021003086 Zenodo link:

Social influences on children’s healthy eating habits: impact of parenting and of interactions with peers (WP6)

Pickard, A., Thibaut, J. P., & Lafraire, J. (2021). Strawberries and Cream: The Relationship between Food Rejection and Thematic Knowledge of Food in Young Children. Frontiers in Psychology, 12

Ragelienė, T. and A. Grønhøj (2020), The influence of peers′ and siblings′ on children’s and adolescents′ healthy eating behavior. A systematic literature review. Appetite, 148: p. 104592.

Ragelienė, T. and A. Grønhøj, (2020) Preadolescents’ healthy eating behavior: peeping through the social norms approach. BMC Public Health, 20(1): p. 1268. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-09366-1

Philippe, K., Chabanet, C., Issanchou, S., & Monnery-Patris, S. (2021). Child eating behaviors, parental feeding practices and food shopping motivations during the COVID-19 lockdown in France: (How) did they change? Appetite, 161, 105132.

Philippe, K., Chabanet, C., Issanchou, S., & Monnery-Patris, S. (2021). Are food parenting practices gendered? Impact of mothers’ and fathers’ practices on their child’s eating behaviors. Appetite, 105433.

Philippe, K., Issanchou, S., Roger, A., Feyen, V., & Monnery-Patris, S. (2021). How do French parents determine portion sizes for their pre-schooler? A qualitative exploration of the parent-child division of responsibility and influencing factors. Nutrients, 13(8), 2769.  

Ragelienė, T. (2021). Do children favor snacks and dislike vegetables? Exploring children’s food preferences using drawing as a projective technique. A cross-cultural study. Appetite, 165, 105276. doi:

Philippe, K., Issanchou, S., Monnery-Patris, S. (2022). Contrasts and ambivalences in French parents’ experiences regarding changes in eating and cooking behaviours during the COVID-19 lockdown. Food Quality and Preference, 96, 104386

Ragelienė, T., & Grønhøj, A. (2021). The role of peers, siblings and social media for children’s healthy eating socialization: a mixed methods study. Food Quality and Preference, 93, 104255.

Ragelienė, T., Aschemann-Witzel, J., & Grønhøj, A. (2021). Efficacy of a smartphone application-based intervention for encouraging children’s healthy eating in Denmark. Health Promotion International. https://doi:10.1093/heapro/daab081

Philippe, K., Chabanet, C., Issanchou, S., & Monnery-Patris, S. (2021). Young children’s eating in the absence of hunger: links with child inhibitory control, child BMI, and maternal controlling feeding practices. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 653408.

Philippe, K., Chabanet, C., Issanchou, S., Grønhøj, A., Aschemann-Witzel, J., & Monnery-Patris, S. (2022). Parental feeding practices and parental involvement in child feeding in Denmark: gender differences and predictors. Appetite, 170, 105876.

Nudging and social marketing for change (WP7)

Moura, A. F., & Aschemann-Witzel, J. (2021). Perspectives on sugar consumption expressed on social media by French-speaking and Danish-speaking parents. Social Science & Medicine, 270, 113636.

Moura, A.F. and J. Aschemann-Witzel (2020), A downturn or a window of opportunity? How Danish and French parents perceive changes in healthy eating in the transition to parenthood. Appetite, 150: p. 104658. doi:

van Nee, R. L., van Kleef, E., & van Trijp, H. C. M. (2021). Dutch Preadolescents’ Food Consumption at School: Influence of Autonomy, Competence and Parenting Practices. Nutrients, 13(5), 1505.

Velázquez Mendoza, Ana Laura, Alcaire, Florencia, Vidal, Leticia, Varela, Paula, Næs, Tormod, & Ares, Gastón. (2021). The influence of label information on the snacks parents choose for their children: Individual differences in a choice based conjoint test. Food Quality and Preferece, 94(104296).

Moura, A. F., Vidal, L., Girona, A., & Ares, G. (2022). Parenthood as a Window of Opportunity for Dietary Changes: Perspectives From Uruguayan Parents. Health Education & Behavior, 10901981221074912. https://doi:10.1177/10901981221074912