Archive for "sensory sensitivity"

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.…


ESRs receive prices at conferences and workshops

Poster prize to Kaat Philippe (ESR7) Kaat won the poster prize for her presentation at the ‘Forum des Jeunes Chercheurs’ of the Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté. Her study aims to evaluate the impact of parental feeding practices on both qualitative and quantitative dimensions of young children’s eating behavior, and their BMI. Kaat and her team…




Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Julia (ESR3)

Julia is about to start as Edulia position ESR3 at the University of Florence in Italy. Her research will focus on The role of emotions, personality traits and sensory sensitivity in food preferences in pre-adolescent children, in WP2. She will work closely with Ervina (ESR2) Please, tell us about your background  My name is Julia…


Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Ervina (ESR2)

Ervina will soon move from the million city of Jakarta in Indonesia to the small village Ås in Norway for the ESR2 position in Edulia. Her research will be tightly linked to WP2, she will focus on the importance of sensory sensitivity for food perception among pre-adolescent children and we expect a close collaboration with Julia (ESR3) who…


ESR3 The role of emotions, personality traits and sensory sensitivity in food preferences in children (preadolescents)

Objectives: (1) To develop age and product specific methods to measure emotions elicited by food in preadolescents by using a verbal-visual adaptation of the EmoSemio approach including: preliminary interviews by modified Repertory Grid Method to investigate the emotions elicited by the food categories; interview analysis by semiotic methodology, to select and “translate” the selected emotions…


ESR2 Importance of sensory sensitivity for food perception among children (preadolescents)

Project within WP2 (and to a lesser extent WP3, WP4 and WP5) Objectives: (1) To map sensory sensitivity levels for the five basic tastes and fattiness in preadolescent children and study relationships between these; (2)  To uncover relationships between sensory sensitivity, hedonic preferences, food neophobia/pickiness and body weight status in preadolescent children; (3) To investigate…