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New thesis: New methodologies in sensory and consumer research with preadolescents to guide product development of healthy, child-centered food

Martina Galler successfully defended her PhD thesis “New methodologies in sensory and consumer research with preadolescents to guide product development of healthy, child-centered food” Date and place of defence: Digital/Ås, Norway on Friday December 17, 2021. Institution: Nofima, Norway   In spite of the strong covid measures at the end of the year, Martina had…



Make the sensory testing fun for preadolescents! The use of gamification in the sensory test setup with children

By: Ervina (#ESR2) “Are you ready to become a taste detective?” that was the first phrase presented to the children during the sensory testing of Ervina (ESR2). Undertaking a sensory test with children is not easy since they are not “mini-adults”. Therefore, a different approach should be used. Children have shorter attention spans than adults,…


New thesis: Peer, sibling and social media influence on preadolescent children’s healthy eating behaviour

November the 17th, Tija Rageliene (ESR9) defended her thesis “Peer, sibling and social media influence on preadolescent children’s healthy eating behaviour” at Arhus University (School of Business and Social Sciences Department of Management). Her research objective has been to explore the influence of peers, siblings, and social media on preadolescent children’s healthy eating behaviour. She…


New thesis: Taste sensitivity in pre-adolescent children

Ervina (ESR2) defended recently her thesis entitled “Taste sensitivity and food liking in pre-adolescent children”. In this research she has investigated variability in taste sensitivity in pre-adolescent children and tried to link this to food liking. She as applied different tools for measuring taste sensitivity (taste responsiveness, detection and identification threshold as well as response…


New paper: Dutch Preadolescents’ Food Consumption at School

Roselinde van Nee (ESR4) published her first PhD paper in collaboration with her supervisors Ellen van Kleef and Hans van Trijp. The paper is about preadolescents’ healthy food consumption at schools in the Netherlands. A total of 142 preadolescents (on average 12 years old) and 81 parents completed questionnaires. Making independent food choices To what…


New paper: The Meaning of Emoji to Describe Food Experiences in Pre-Adolescents

Julia Sick (ESR3) recently published a paper on the meaning of emoji to describe food experiences in preadolescents in the journal Foods. The paper was in collaboration with Erminio Monteleone, Lapo Pierguidi, Sara Spinelli (University of Florence) and Gaston Ares (Universidad de la República in Uruguay). The paper has open access and can be found…


New paper: Do Basic Tastes and Fattiness Sensitivity Influence Food Liking in Preadolescents?

There have been different studies established in the field of taste sensitivity and food liking. However, it is still uncertain how different taste sensitivity measures relate to each other and to food liking, especially in preadolescent subjects.  Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between basic tastes sensitivity, fattiness sensitivity, and food liking in preadolescents.…


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…