Archive for "Children"

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

Serving large portion sizes to children can make them overeat. They can make children overrule their inner sensations of hunger and fullness, and make them eat more than they need. This is the well-known “portion size effect”. Serving right portion sizes to children, adapted to their needs, is also important to avoid weight gain in…


New paper: “Do children favor snacks and dislike vegetables? Exploring children’s food preferences using drawing as a projective technique. A cross-cultural study”

Draw me your dream meal. Healthy and sustainable, please! by Tija Ragelienė “If they could they would eat candies and snacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.” This is a thought that many parents and educators might say sometimes about children’s food preferences. But is it really true? Do children truly prefer sweets and candies for…


New paper: Can children use temporal sensory methods to describe visual and food stimuli?

Research suggests that children can use sensory temporal methods to describe visual stimuli, but refinements are needed for the characterization of food products. Ana Laura Velázquez Universidad de la República Uruguay There is no doubt that children’s input is essential to develop successful healthy products. Sensory methods need to be adapted to children’s cognitive abilities…


Edulia webinar on children and healthy eating – with video from the seminar

On February the 4th, Edulia organised a webinar on children and healthy eating in with invited speakers from the CO-Create project run by the  Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH),  the University of Oslo and the University of Copenhagen. In addition four of the EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERs presented their research. The webinar was divided into…


New paper: Children as food designers: The potential of co-creation to make the healthy choice the preferred one

Martina Galler (ESR1) recently published an opinion paper in collaboration with her supervisor, Paula Varela and a college from the innovation team, Antje Gonera at Nofima in Norway. The abstract was written for the Creative Tastebuds symposium with the question: “How can our sense of taste save the planet?” and then extended to an article…


New paper: Significant sugar-reduction in dairy products targeted at children is possible without affecting hedonic perception

Dairy products are an important part of children’s diet. However, a large proportion of the products targeted at them contain an excessive amount of added sugar. ESR1, Ana Laura Velázquez, conducted a study with 126 Uruguayan children (8 to 13 years old) to study how children react to sugar reduction in three popular dairy products:…



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

 Martina Galler (ESR1) recently published her first paper “How children approach a CATA test influences the outcome. Insights on ticking styles from two case studies with 6–9-year old children“ within EDULIA in “Food Quality and Preference”. A summary of the paper is given below, for the full paper please visit our  publication page.   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2020.104009 …



Infographics: QUALITY FOOD TIME IN QUARANTINE – different languages

In this post,  Edulias early stage researchers present 5 tips to make quality food time whilst in quarantine. Here you can find the infographics summarising (pdf) the tips in 8 different languages   English Spanish Italian Norwegian [caption id=”attachment_1396″…