On this seminar you will get the results from the latest studies regarding communication, innovation and impact factors on healthy diets for young people. Photo/cc: Joe Urrutia/Nofma

Edulia webinar on children and healthy eating

 Innovation, consumer and sensory sciences  

Welcome to our webinar. You will get a chance to catch up with the latest research within the area of children and healthy eating. Learn from the latest studies regarding impact of different factors, how to involve young people in innovation and how to communicate successfully.

Date: 4. February 2021
Location: Webinar
Price: Free of charge
Contact person
Portrettbilde av Paula Varela-Tomasco
Paula Varela-Tomasco

Senior Scientist
Phone: +47 454 26 026

Contact person
Portrettbilde av Stine Thøring Juul-Dam

Edulia is a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN project, coordinated by Nofima, that responds to the urgent need to find new ways to tackle the escalating issue of obesity in children, through promoting healthier eating, within the context of food choice.

Edulia invites relevant stakeholders (researchers, teachers, policy makers, food industry) in the area of children and adolescent heathy eating to a multidisciplinary knowledge sharing free webinar.

We have the pleasure to count with presenters from our project and other projects working on heathy eating, children and young people from Norway and Denmark.

The webinar will be conducted in Teams, and you will receive the link closer to the date. For registration please the click on this site.

The webinar starts at 13.00 and last until 16.00 CET


12.45 – 13.00 Log-in


A short welcome and introduction by Paula Varela, coordinator of Edulia and senior scientist at Nofima

Factors affecting children (healthy) diet

Social inequality in children’s eating habits and determinants in Norway  by Nanna Lien, professor at University of Oslo

Investigating basic taste sensitivity and food liking in preadolescent children by Ervina, PhD candidate at Nofima

Pre-adolescents‘ emotional responses to food names and tasted food models using an emoji-based questionnaire by Julia Sick, PhD candidate at University of Florens

14.00 – 14.15 Break

Co-creation with preadolescents and adolescents for a healthier diet

Co-Creating policies with youth – the Co-Create project by Arnfinn HelleveResearcher at Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Co-creation of healthy food ideas with children by Martina Galler, PhD candidate at Nofima

14.50 – 15.00 Break

Health and Taste Communication with and for children

Product extrinsic factors driving food choices in parents by Ana VelazquezPhD candidate at Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay 

Taste for life – food taste as a driving force for children healthier eating by Annemarie OlsenAssociate Professor at University of Copenhagen

Final discussion & Closing by Paula Varela.

16.00 End


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