Colloque "Children's food knowledge, preferences and behaviors: Implications for promoting healthy food consumption to children"

- Colloque IUMSP
Prof. Suzanne Suggs

Associate Professor of Social Marketing, University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Visiting Reader, Imperial College London, London, UK
Vice-President and Faculty member, Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), Switzerland

Given the undeniable relationship with eating behavior and health, it is imperative that we understand how to influence healthy foods consumption to children.

Many efforts rely on communication activities aimed to make healthy food desirable to children. While providing information about the benefits of a healthy diet seems an ethical strategy to promote health food, does it overcome foods preference? Does it motivate children to consume healthy foods? Is knowledge enough?

To answer these questions, a series of crossectional and experimental studies were conducted with children ages 5-13 in Ticino. This talk will provide an overview of these and a detailed discussion of one experimental study conducted with children ages 5-7 that aimed to understand knowledge, taste preferences, reactions to communication methods, and food choice.

Date et heure
Mardi, 5 Juin, 2018 - 11:00
Salle Delachaux (étage 01), Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, Bâtiment Biopôle 2, route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne

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