Archive for "eating behaviour"

New paper: The role of peers, siblings and social media for children’s healthy eating socialization: a mixed methods study

Eating is More Than Food Only or why Social Context Matters for Your Child’s Healthy Development by Tija Ragelienė Food and eating is an inseparable part of our everyday lives. We need food simply to survive and have energy for our daily activities. However, eating is not just a simple physiological action, but also a…


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 (peers and siblings) and social media marketing on children’s healthy eating behaviour in preadolescents of different family compositions (2) to study when and whether peer and sibling influence is ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ with respect to eating healthily…


New paper: Preadolescents’healthy eating behavior:peeping through the social norms approach

Tija Rageliene (ESR9) recently published a paper one how social norms influence preadolescents eating behaviour in BMC public health, below you can read a summary of the paper, for the full paper, please see here Preadolescents’ friendships are more than a social matter for your children’s health When children develop, and approach adolescence age the…


New paper: The influence of peers′ and siblings′ on children’s and adolescents′ healthy eating behavior

Eating together with friends is not always good for children and adolescents. Eating together with siblings is still an obscure field. Tija Rageliene (ESR9) recently published her first paper in “Appetite” (open access). A summary of the paper is given below Childhood obesity and overweight are rapidly increasing worldwide becoming one of the major public…


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 help children to perform better at school. Schools are a good setting to develop and promote healthy habits, including drinking water. What are effective ways for schools to encourage youth to drink more water?   Beverage consumption among…


The earlier the better 

Only by listening to parents, to their own needs, we will be able to create health environments for children.  I am Andreia Ferreira de Moura, an Early Stage Researcher, and I will be investigating healthy eating in the very beginning of life. I will explore the establishment of the family food environment. Because; how parents…



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 feeding practices on children’s eating behaviour in terms of food repertoire (qualitative dimension) and intake regulation (quantitative dimension) (2) To combine declarative approach (through questionnaire), experimental settings and intervention (experimental restaurant) to better identify promising feeding strategy…