Bringing down barriers to children´s Healthy eating, from sensory perception to social interactions: Edulia MSCA project

Paula Varela

by Paula Varela, Professor, NMBU – Norwegian University of Life Sciences / Senior Researcher, Nofima

Edulia MSCA network responds to the urgent need of the EU society to find new ways to tackle the escalating issue of obesity, through promoting healthier eating from childhood, within the context of choice.

Edulia goes further than the classical approach of “teaching children what is healthy”, by exploring social marketing and nudging strategies, study peer and family social interactions and social media marketing, identify sensory and non-sensory parameters that influence what is eaten (food choice) and how much is eaten (intake), and develop products which can drive healthy eating through sensory pleasure.

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