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The symposium will present the final results of the Edulia Horizon 2020 project (, aimed at responding 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.


20. Jun 2022
22. Jun 2022


Florence, Italy - Grand hotel Mediterraneo Lungarno del Tempio 44


Registration will be 50 euros (500 NOK) for covering catering expenses (free for the members of the Edulia consortium).

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The symposium will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences between industry, policy makers and different research groups. The program is open to flash oral presentations on the topic of children healthy eating from different perspectives, including sensory science, nutrition and social sciences.

Who should attend

Early childhood professionals, pediatricians, policy makers, food industries, nutritionists, researchers, as well as representatives of parent associations are welcome.


A complete program will be announced soon, topics are intended to cover different life periods, from infancy to pre-adolescence:

  • Sensory perception and food choice
  • Affective responses to foods (including emotions)
  • Development of sensory and affective methods
  • Healthy food product development
  • Social influences on healthy eating habits: impact of parenting and of interaction with peers
  • Nudging strategies and social marketing for change
  • Food reformulation

Call for papers

Abstracts are invited for flash oral presentations on the symposium topics. Take this great opportunity to promote your work on children food behaviors and preferences.

Please submit your abstract here by January 31th, 2022. The Scientific Committee will select the abstracts and authors will receive notification of accepted abstracts by February 10th, 2022.


Registration will be 50 euros (500 NOK) for covering catering expenses (free for the members of the Edulia consortium).

The registration fee includes:

  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Gadgets of the conference

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