Viva International Congress

V is for vegetable: applying learning theory to liking and intake of vegetables -
how can science contribute to healthy eating habits in the youngest and beyond?

21-22 March 2013

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Welcome to the VIVA International Congress, that took place in March 2013, an EU funded international Congress to exchange the latest research and practice in feeding in infants and children.

Congress output

Here’s a short video of the congress:

We’ve also produced a summary document (760kb) recording the outputs, and anĀ advertorial that was recently published the May edition of Community Practitioner.


The programme brought experts in the field of nutrition, behaviour and child health together, to present the latest international research findings in infant and child feeding. The results of the VIVA research project were also presented.

A rich scientific programme featured a series of keynote addresses and invited presentations from world leading scientists and offered delegates the opportunity to take part in small group discussion/workshops.

  • guidelines for weaning
  • policy development
  • models of best practice
  • recent research findings
  • showcase VIVA research

Poster sessions ran throughout the conference.

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