The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage in preschool and schoolchildren

Project Details

Layman's description

This activity aims to develop a network that links EIT food with existing national schools programs in Europe and related stakeholders, ultimately to promote the exchange of ideas and information, ensuring effective translation of findings. The first year activity will develop a portfolio of approaches that could be used within pre-schools and schools to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage, accompanied by network development and establishment of effective communication channels. These activities include: exploring approaches to positively influence food choice using a knowledge co-creation approach, studying the healthy food concept, the nutritional understanding and hedonic perception of school meals and developing and piloting a new innovative tool focusing on children`s health behaviour and stress response regulation.
Short titleEITfood
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2020

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

Research Output

  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Tool development: increasing preschoolers' ability to delay gratification

Erkkola, M., Vepsäläinen, H., Ray, C., Suhonen, E., Lehtovirta, M., Skaffari, E. & Sajaniemi, N., Nov 2018, In : European Journal of Public Health. 28, p. 427-427 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Activities

  • 5 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

EITfood school meeting in Warsaw

Maijaliisa Erkkola (Speaker: Presenter)

5 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

File

European Nutrition Conference 2019 (FENS)

Henna Vepsäläinen (Speaker: Presenter)

15 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Instituto Tecnológico Pesquero y Alimentario, Fundación (AZTI)

Maijaliisa Erkkola (Visiting researcher)

4 Mar 20196 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Prizes

Vuoden 2019 vaikuttaja -palkinto

Erkkola, Maijaliisa (Recipient), 10 Dec 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Yhdeksän kysymystä ravitsemuksesta; haastattelu GEO-lehteen

Maijaliisa Erkkola

05/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media