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BRINGING DOWN BARRIERS TO CHILDREN’S HEALTHY EATING

Objective

Edulia responds to the urgent need of EU society to find new ways to tackle the escalating issue of obesity, through promoting healthier eating from childhood. Based on the relations of sensory perception, pleasure, food choice and food behaviour, the project will look for new approaches to drive children to like and actively choose healthy foods, developing healthier habits. Edulia is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial European Training and Research Network with a global reach. Our network will train a new generation of innovative and adaptable researchers, with highly specialised skills across complementary fields studying children’s food choice, while exposing them to cross-sector experiences, in order to build strong career development paths. The training program includes multidisciplinary scientific training within natural and social sciences, secondments in academic and non-academic organisations, and courses in transferable skills, promoting science communication and outreach. The overall aim of the research programme is to better understand how multiple factors act as barriers for children’s healthy eating and how to tackle them, bringing together leading scientists in the Food Choice arena in a collaborative network that will transcend the limits of this project and strengthen European research. Edulia will go further than the classical approach of “teaching children what is healthy”, by exploring approaches such as positive marketing, nudging strategies, focusing on peer and family social interactions, studying sensory and non-sensory parameters that influence what is eaten (food choice) and how much is eaten (intake), and exploiting the positive food sensory characteristics which can drive healthy eating through enhancing pleasure. We will ultimately propose innovative approaches to support children’s healthier eating, providing a strong knowledge base and clear guidance for children, the general public, the food industry and EU policy makers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE L INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Chemin Du Trouillat 8 Chateau
69131 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA
Uruguay
EU contribution
€ 222 905,88
Address
Avenida 18 De Julio 1824
11200 Montevideo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (11)

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Pine Tree Road 373
14850 Ithaca Ny
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TINE BA
Norway
Address
Christian Frederiks Plass 6
0051 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARLA FOODS AMBA
Denmark
Address
Sonderhoj 14
8260 Viby J
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Diana Naturals
France
Address
5, Rue De La Gare
35160 Antrain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Instituto Nacional de Alimentacion
Uruguay
Address
Piedras 165
11100 Montevideo
Activity type
Other
Sammontana SpA
Italy
Address
Via Tosco Romagnola, 56
50053 Empoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Elior
France
Address

Paris
Activity type
Other
Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation
Netherlands
Address

Den Haag
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Kidvertising
Denmark
Address

Aarhus
Activity type
Other