Module 4 – Food taste and intercultural eating skills


Monell Chemical Senses Center. Children's Taste Sensitivity And Food Choices Influenced By Taste Gene, Science Daily, 2005.

Sifferlin A., Study: Obese Kids Have Less Sensitive Taste Buds, Time, 2012.

Aljazeera, Eid al-Fitr 2017: Everything you need to know, 2017

Birch LL, Development of Food Preferences.Annual Review of Nutrition, 1999

Frazier, Brandy N. et al. I'll Have What She's Having: The Impact of Model Characteristics on Children's Food Choices. Developmental Science, v15 n1, 2012. 

Campbell & Crawford 2001, V: Gbadamosi A. Young Consumer Behaviour: A Research Companion. London:Taylor&Francis Group, 2017.

Wansink, B., Van Ittersum K. Fast Food Restaurant Lighting and Music Can Reduce Calorie Intake and Increase SatisfactionPsychological Reports: Human Resources & Marketing, 111(1), 1-5. doi: 10.2466/01.PR0.111.4.228-232, 2012.

Eliassen E.K. The Impact of Teachers and Families on Young Children’s Eating Behaviors. Young Children, 2011.

Healthy Start in Life: Preschool Nutrition

Ellyn Satter Institute 


Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund: Migrationsspuren auf dem Teller. Learningtools with focus on migration & food (e.g. searching for traces on plates, birthday celebration - familiy customs in different cultures, migration of foodstuff/ethnofood): (German) 

Case studies



Meanning of festival for Chinese people 

How to make moon cake

Diwali, Festival of Light, for Hindu people has similas meaning as Chrismas for Christian people

Further reading

Monell Chemical Senses Center 

web page China highlights

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