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BRINGING DOWN BARRIERS TO CHILDREN’S HEALTHY EATING

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

Address

Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 572 550,48

Participants (6)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE L INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA

Uruguay

EU Contribution

€ 222 905,88

Partners (11)

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

TINE BA

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET

ARLA FOODS AMBA

Diana Naturals

Instituto Nacional de Alimentacion

Sammontana SpA

Elior

Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Kidvertising

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764985

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 933 056,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 933 056,80

Coordinated by:

NOFIMA AS

Norway