WP 3 - Exploring new strategies for breaking habits and individual variations in responsiveness to these strategies


WP3 leader: Gertrude Zeinstra
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek - DLO-FBR - The Netherlands
E-mail: gertrude.zeinstra@wur.nl


  • To develop and apply new strategies for relearning or breaking food habits and determine their sustainability.
  • To compare the efficacy of the different strategies
  • To identify specific situational factors that influence relearning and breaking of food habits

Description of work and role of participants

  • Task T3.1: Reinstating learned control of food intake
  • Task T3.2: Re-learning by combining mere exposure with variations in the sensory aspects of food
  • Task T3.3: Re-learning by social learning (imitation, social interaction, positive restriction)
  • Task T3.4: To assess the impact of parenting styles, and individual differences on the change in food habits
  • Task T3.5: Comparison of the efficacy of the used habit breaking techniques


  • D9: The influence of the self-regulation teaching programme on food habits (M32)
  • D10: Effective combinations of sensory properties in changing food habits by mere exposure (M32)
  • D11: Guidelines for relearning (M32)
  • D17: The most effective strategy or combination of strategies for relearning or breaking food habits (M.44)
  • D18. The impact of individual factors and parental feeding styles on the strategies for relearning and breaking of food habits (M44)