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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.

Coordinator

NOFIMA AS
Net EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Norway

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE L INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Chemin Du Trouillat 8 Chateau
69131 Ecully

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA
Uruguay
Net EU contribution
€ 222 905,88
Address
Avenida 18 De Julio 1824
11200 Montevideo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (11)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Pine Tree Road 373
14850 Ithaca Ny

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TINE BA
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Christian Frederiks Plass 6
0051 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ARLA FOODS AMBA
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sonderhoj 14
8260 Viby J

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Diana Naturals S.A.S.
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
5, Rue De La Gare
35160 Antrain

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Instituto Nacional de Alimentación
Uruguay
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Piedras 165
11100 Montevideo

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Sammontana SpA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Tosco Romagnola, 56
50053 Empoli

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Elior
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Paris

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Kidvertising
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Aarhus

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00