Archive for "sugar reduction"


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:…


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…


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…


ESR11 Strategies to reduce the sugar content of dairy products targeted at children

This thesis attempted to provide stakeholders involved in the development of products targeted at children recommendations to reduce the sugar content of products, as well as to provide to public policy makers information that serves as the basis for the design of sugar reduction programs. The following objectives were addressed: General objectives The general objective…


Get to know the early stage researchers – interview with Ana (ESR11)

Ana has just started on her way to PhD at Universidad de la República in Uruguay, where she will take the ESR11 position in Edulia, working on development of sugar-reduced dairy products for pre-adolescents. Read about her expectations here. Please, tell us about your background Hello! I am Ana Velazquez (30)  from Mexico. One of…