Edulia Final Conference – Bringing down barriers to children’s healthy eating

Call for papers – deadline submissions: May 15, 2022

June 21 -22, 2022

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Lungarno del Tempio, 44, Florence, Italy


Due to the uncertainties of travelling during the pandemic, we have decided to postpone this conference to 21-22th of June.


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.

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.


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

Please register here, deadline for registration is May the 31st. 2022

The conference will take place in Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence. Hotel rooms can be booked by participants at a reduced rate through the website of the hotel ( including the code “EDULIA” (in capital letters) in the “Insert your code” button”.  The prices are

  • Double room for single use, 90 €
  • Twin/Double room, 100 €
  • Triple room, 120 €

Further information

Edulia Final Conference

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