Archive for "pre-adolescents"

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.…


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: Children’s selection of emojis to express food-elicited emotions in varied eating contexts

Julia Sick (ESR3) recently published her first paper within EDULIA in “Food Quality and Preference”. The paper is entitled “Children’s selection of emojis to express food-elicited emotions in varied eating contexts”. A summary of the paper is given below, for the full paper please visit our publication page. How can we measure how children feel…


New paper: The ability of 10–11-year-old children to identify basic tastes and their liking towards unfamiliar foods

Ervina (ESR2) recently published her first paper in “Food quality and preference” (open access). A summary of the paper is given below Do not underestimate children’s ability in identifying taste! 10 and 11-year-old children are able to identify basic taste even in unfamiliar foods! The involvement of children in sensory and consumer research has been…


Cross-modal interactions as a strategy for sugar reduction in products targeted at children: Case study with vanilla milk desserts

Ana Laura Velàzques (ESR11) recently published her first paper in “Food Research International”. A summary of the paper is given below, for the full paper please go to our publication page A sugar reduction up to 40% has a minimal effect on children’s liking of vanilla milk desserts Children are consuming too much sugar, and…


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 first paper “Children’s Self-Reported Reasons for Accepting and Rejecting foods” in the journal “Nutrients”. The paper is based on her Master  Thesis which was conducted as a part of Taste for life (http://www.smagforlivet.dk/) and supervised by Annemarie Olsen…


Sweet Sweet Dairy!

I am an early state researcher at the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay. I will investigate strategies to reduce sugar in dairy products for children and apply several sensory methods to ensure that those products are still liked by children.    More than 6 billion people consume dairy products around the world (1) and according…


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 my Ph.D. project which aims to study peers and siblings influence on children healthy eating behavior. And I was even more excited about finding this out myself. So, after a short while of my Ph.D. studies, which…