Children’s Taste – Final seminar

 Sensorikk, forbruker og innovasjon  

The Children’s Taste project is coming to an end. We are excited about all the activities and results on children’s taste preferences, taste sensitivity and method development, and we want to share them with you.

Dato: 29. november 2017
Sted: Nofima, Osloveien 1, 1430 Ås
Pris: NOK 500,-
Portrettbilde av Valérie Lengard Almli
Valérie Lengard Almli

Tlf.: +47 911 66 405

Portrettbilde av Lily Siri Rømcke
Lily Siri Rømcke

Adm. koordinator
Tlf.: +47 957 78 606

The main objective of the Children’s taste project is to establish research-based knowledge on the mechanisms of taste development in children, in the perspective of increasing the consumption of healthy foods based on Norwegian ingredients or products.The presentations will be held in English and mainly by project participants. INRA has collaborated on the project as expert discussion partners, hosted our PhD student for a visiting period, and hosted one of our project meetings as well as organized a seminar in Dijon, France.

Please use this link for registration, NOK 500,- per person. Registration – External participant

Registration deadline: Nov, 22nd.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Ås for a nice project ending!


09:00 Registration and coffee

09:30 Welcome, Valérie Almli and Margrethe Hersleth, Nofima

Valérie Almli, Nofima. The Children’s Taste project: overview

Sophie Nicklaus, INRA. The role of sensory pleasure in driving eating behaviour in infants and children

10:45-11:05 Break

Session 1: Children 4-6 year olds

Frida Vennerød, Nofima/UiO. Developments in taste sensitivity and preferences for the basic tastes between the ages of 4 and 6 years old

Ingunn Berget, Nofima. Parental influence on sweetness preferences

Julie Aass, Nofima/HiOA. Testing of new eating utensils prototypes in a kindergarten setting

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:20 Nanna Lien, UiO. Intervention in Norwegian Kindergartens – some results from the BRA-study

Session 2: Children 7-9 year olds

Paula Varela, Nofima. Check-all-that-apply testing with children: bread and smoothie studies

Gry Aletta Bjørlykke, Kavli. Children’s preferences for sweetness, texture, flavor and packaging modifications in high protein yoghurts

14:00-14:20 Break

Session 3: Summing up the Children’s Taste project

Gunn Helene Arsky, Bama and Tone Eikrem Nyvold, Orkla Industry experiences and learnings from the Children’s taste project

Ida Synnøve Grini, Nofima. A guide to children’s taste experience and diet

Paula Varela, Nofima. Future research: The EDULIA project

Valerie Almli, Nofima. Concluding remarks

Nina Solheim Flæte, Research Council of Norway.

15:30 Closing

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