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Wageningen University has a PhD position available within the ITN Marie Curie Project. The rise in childhood obesity is a worrying trend, also in relation to …
Wageningen University has a PhD position available within the ITN Marie Curie Project. The rise in childhood obesity is a worrying trend, also in relation to its concomitant increase in rates of associated non-communicable diseases. There is a need for new approaches to drive children to like and actively choose healthy foods, developing healthier habits. One such approach, central to the present project is that of nudging approaches that could be utilized in school settings. Nudging builds on "tweaking the choice environment", or choice architecture of schools, in such a way that it is more likely that children will select the healthier option, often without realizing it, as a result of how the choice environment has been developed.
Nudging within the eating environment of pre-adolescent children is central to this research project as it is believed a way forward in helping children to develop healthier food habits.
The key objective of this 4 year PhD project within the ITN Marie Curie project Edulia (www.edulia.eu) is to develop new models for how nudging interventions impact health food choices, with a special role on feelings on autonomy and intrinsic motivation, and how such impacts develop over time. For this purpose, theory-based interventions will be designed and tested for their impact on healthy food choices. The target group is pre-adolescent children.
We are looking for a motivated candidate who can work independently as well as a part of an international team. The work place will be at Wageningen University (the Netherlands), but the candidate will be required to spend 3-month period at a research institute abroad in the second year. The candidate will also spend a short period at the Netherlands Nutrition Centre (The Hague, Netherlands) to test the research implications in an applied setting.
We are looking for a PhD candidate, who will investigate the theoretical and empirical basis for how changes in the choice environment can "nudge" children towards healthier food choices. In this project the candidate will
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