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Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents (I.Family)

Description

You are what you eat and the way that you eat it!

The EC-funded project I.Family aimed to do just that, helping to identify the reasons why young people in Europe eat the way they do and how this influences lifelong health.

Why do young people in Europe eat the way they do? What are the reasons behind their eating habits and choice of foods? Many factors are at play. Family time and influence are challenged by modern independent lifestyles. Processed foods, drinks and snacks are readily available. Marketing and peer pressures, accompanied by screen-based distractions that can replace physical activity, all play their part, under-pinned by learnt taste preferences and genetic predispositions.

Building on data gained from over 10,000 children in the IDEFICS study, the EC funded project I.Family provided further insight into the most important influences on Europe’s young people, their lifestyle behaviour and their eating habits. I.Family accomplished this by re-assessing families as their children moved into adolescence, identifying those families that adopted a healthy approach to food and eating habits and those who didn't. The project helped to understand the biological, behavioural, social and environmental factors that drive dietary behaviour as children journey towards adulthood.

With nutrition-related diseases causing a loss of over 56 million years of healthy life of European citizens as reported in 2000, policy-makers and healthcare professionals need to be sure how they can best support families to achieve healthier lifestyles. Families and individuals themselves will also benefit from the clarity provided by I.Family’s results, helping them to establish the ground rules that will lead to enjoyment of a longer healthier life.

Funding period

Begin:   March 2012
End:   February 2017

Sponsor

  • European Commission (7th Framework Programme)

Contact

 Ina B. Alvarez Franco

Cooperation

  • Prof. Dr. Jaakko Kaprio (University of Helsinki,Finland)
  • Prof. Dr. Dénes Molnár (University of Pècs, Hungary)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreu Palou (University of the Baleares Islands, Palma de Mallorca/Spain)
  • Prof. Dr. Roger A.H. Adan (Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht/The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Dr. med. Stefaan De Henauw (Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Belgium)
  • Dr. Gabriele Eiben (Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Sweden)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Herrmann (University of Bremen, Germany; Center for Cognitive Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Vittorio Krogh (The National Institute for the Study and Treatment of Tumors, Milano/Italy)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Lawo (Unversity of Bremen, Germany; Center for Computing and Communication Technologies)
  • Prof. Dr. Luis Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Dr. Angie Page (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • Prof. Dr. Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Denmark)
  • Prof. Dr. Alfonso Siani (Institute of FoodSciences, National Research Council, Avellino/Italy)
  • Rhonda Smith (Minerva PRC Ltd., Monxton Hants/United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Michael Tornaritis (Research and Education Institute of Child Health, Strovolos/Cyprus)
  • Dr. Toomas Veidebaum (National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn/Estonia)
  • Dr. Garrath D. Williams (University of Lancaster,United Kingdom)

Link

http://www.ifamilystudy.eu/

Selected project-related publications

    Articles with peer-review

  • Gwozdz W, Nie P, Sousa-Poza A, De Henauw S, Felsö R, Hebestreit A, Iguacel I, Lissner L, Lauria F, Page A, Reisch LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Williams G, Foraita R. Peer effects on weight status, dietary behaviour and physical activity among adolescents in Europe: Findings from the I.Family study. Kyklos. 2019;72(2):270-296.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/kykl.12197
  • Iacomino G, Russo P, Marena P, Lauria F, Venezia A, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, De Luca P, Foraita R, Günther K, Lissner L, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A. Circulating microRNAs are associated with early childhood obesity: Results of the I.Family study. Genes & Nutrition. 2019;14:2.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12263-018-0622-6
  • Intemann T, Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Lissner L, Krogh V, Deren K, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Siani A, Sirangelo I, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Pala V, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Urinary sucrose and fructose to validate self-reported sugar intake in children and adolescents: Results from the I.Family study. European Journal of Nutrition. 2019;58(3):1247-1258.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-018-1649-6
  • Scholle O, Jilani H, Riedel O, Banaschewski T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hunsberger M, Iguacel I, Molnar D, Pala V, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Zaqout M, Pohlabeln H, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Use of nutritional supplements in youth with medicated and unmedicated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2019;29(1):58-65.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cap.2018.0060
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Michels N, Veidebaum T, Solea A, Reisch LA, Moreno LA, Lauria F, Kaprio J, Hunsberger M, Heidinger-Felsõ R, Gwozdz W, De Henauw S, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between psychosocial well-being and sleep in European children and adolescents. Journal of Sleep Research. 2019;28(2):e12783.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsr.12783
  • Bogl L-H, Wolters M, Börnhorst C, Intemann T, Reisch LA, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A. Dietary habits and obesity in European children - Results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort. Ernährungs-Umschau. 2018;65(10):164-169.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.4455/eu.2018.037
  • Coumans J, Danner U, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A, Intemann T, Kourides Y, Lissner L, Michels N, Moreno LA, Russo P, Stomfai S, Veidebaum T, Adan R, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. The association of emotion-driven impulsiveness, cognitive inflexibility and decision-making with weight status in European adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 2018;42(4):655-661.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2017.270
  • Coumans J, Danner U, Intemann T, De Decker A, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hunsberger M, Moreno LA, Russo P, Stomfai S, Veidebaum T, Adan R, Hebestreit A. Emotion-driven impulsiveness and snack food consumption of European adolescents: Results from the I.Family study. Appetite. 2018;123:152-159.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.12.018
  • Hadjigeorgiou C, Solea A, Estecha Querol S, Keski-Rahkonen A, Michels N, Russo P, Thumann B, Pala V, Danner U. Disordered eating in three different age groups in Cyprus: A comparative cross-sectional study. Public Health. 2018;162:104-110.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.05.024
  • Langeheine M, Pohlabeln H, Lauria F, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnar D, Eiben G, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Williams G, Ahrens W, Rach S. Attrition in the European child cohort IDEFICS/I.Family: Exploring associations between attrition and body mass index. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2018;6:212.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fped.2018.00212
  • Mehlig K, Bogl L-H, Hunsberger M, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Iguacel I, Jilani H, Molnar D, Pala V, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Kaprio J, Lissner L. Children's propensity to consume sugar and fat predicts regular alcohol consumption in adolescence. Public Health Nutrition. 2018;21(17):3202-3209.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018001829
  • Murtas R, Krogh V, Intemann T, Lissner L, Eiben G, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Mazur A, Deren K, Wolters M, Ahrens W, Pala V, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Does providing assistance to children and adolescents increase repeatability and plausibility of self-reporting using a web-based dietary recall instrument? Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018;118(12):2324-2330.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.07.017
  • Perlaki G, Molnar D, Smeets P, Ahrens W, Wolters M, Eiben G, Lissner L, Erhard P, van Meer F, Herrmann M, Janszky J, Orsi G, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Volumetric gray matter measures of amygdala and accumbens in childhood overweight/obesity. PLOS ONE. 2018;13(10):e0205331.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205331
  • Ahrens W, Siani A, Adan R, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hebestreit A, Hunsberger M, Kaprio J, Krogh V, Lissner L, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Page A, Picó C, Reisch LA, Smith RM, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Williams G, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Cohort profile: The transition from childhood to adolescence in European children - How I.Family extends the IDEFICS cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017;46(5):1394-1395j.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyw317
  • Bogl L-H, Silventoinen K, Hebestreit A, Intemann T, Williams G, Michels N, Molnar D, Page A, Pala V, Papoutsou S, Pigeot I, Reisch LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Moreno LA, Lissner L, Kaprio J. Familial resemblance in dietary intakes of children, adolescents and parents: Does dietary quality play a role? Nutrients. 2017;9(8):892.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu9080892
  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Molnar D, Lissner L, Regber S, Reisch LA, De Decker A, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Potential selection effects when estimating associations between the infancy peak or adiposity rebound and later body mass index in children. International Journal of Obesity. 2017;41(4):518-526.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.218
  • Hebestreit A, Intemann T, Siani A, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Kourides Y, Kovács E, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Krogh V, Pala V, Bogl L-H, Hunsberger M, Börnhorst C, Pigeot I, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Dietary patterns of European children and their parents in association with family food environment: Results from the I.Family study. Nutrients. 2017;9(2):126.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu9020126
  • Intemann T, Hebestreit A, Reisch LA, Williams G, Lissner L, Williams M, Börnhorst C, Pigeot I. Obesogenic diets in European children - From nutrients to upstream factors. Public Health Panorama. 2017;3(4):663-676.
    http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/357242/PHP-Vol3-Issue4-December-2017-eng.pdf?ua=
  • Sánchez J, Picó C, Ahrens W, Foraita R, Fraterman A, Moreno LA, Russo P, Siani A, Palou A. Transcriptome analysis in blood cells from children reveals potential early biomarkers of metabolic alterations. International Journal of Obesity. 2017;41(10):1481-1488.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2017.132
  • Williams G, Pigeot I. Consent and confidentiality in the light of recent demands for data sharing. Biometrical Journal. 2017;59(2):240-250.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bimj.201500044
  • Iacomino G, Russo P, Stillitano I, Lauria F, Marena P, Ahrens W, De Luca P, Siani A. Circulating microRNAs are deregulated in overweight/obese children: Preliminary results of the I.Family study. Genes & Nutrition. 2016;11:7.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12263-016-0525-3
  • Wolters M, Pala V, Russo P, Risé P, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Mehlig K, Veidebaum T, Molnar D, Tornaritis M, Galli C, Ahrens W, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Associations of whole blood n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids with blood pressure in children and adolescents - Results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(11):e0165981.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165981
  • Arvidsson L, Bogl L-H, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Nagy P, Tornaritis M, Moreno LA, Siani A, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Fat, sugar and water intakes among families from the IDEFICS intervention and control groups: First observations from I.Family. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):127-137.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12325
  • Buck C, Dreger S, Pigeot I. Anonymisation of address coordinates for micro-level analyses of the built environment: A simulation study. BMJ Open. 2015;5(3):e006481.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006481
  • Priego T, Sánchez J, Picó C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Kourides Y, Lissner L, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Palou A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. TAS1R3 and UCN2 transcript levels in blood cells are associated with sugary and fatty food consumption in children. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015;100(9):3556-3564.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/JC.2015-1976
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Krogh V, De Decker A, Barba G, Moreno LA, Lissner L, Tornaritis M, Loit H-M, Molnar D, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Usual energy and macronutrient intakes in 2-9-year-old European children. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S115-S123.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.142
  • Buck C, Börnhorst C, Pohlabeln H, Huybrechts I, Pala V, Reisch LA, Pigeot I. Clustering of unhealthy food around German schools and its influence on dietary behavior in school children: A pilot study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2013;10:65.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-65
  • Books

  • Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2019.
  • Book chapters

  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Bammann K. The IDEFICS/I.Family studies: Design and methods of a large European child cohort. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 1-24
  • Ahrens W, Lauria F, Formisano A, Moreno LA, Pigeot I. Pre- and postnatal factors obtained from health records. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 175-188
  • Bammann K, Peplies J, Marild S, Molnar D, Suling M, Siani A. Physical examinations. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 47-55
  • Bammann K, Reisch LA, Pohlabeln H, Williams G, Wolters M. Core questionnaires. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 189-207
  • Bogl L-H, Kaprio J, Brünings-Kuppe C, Lissner L, Ahrens W. Interview on kinship and household. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 291-301
  • Brandes M, Vincente-Rodriguez G, Suling M, Pitsiladis Y, Bammann K. Physical fitness. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 277-289
  • De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V, Maes L, Nappo A, Chadjigeorgiou C, Molnar D, Kovács E, Eiben G, Hassel H, Gallois KM, Konstabel K, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Lascorz Frauca N, Veidebaum T, Marild S, De Henauw S. Process evaluation of the IDEFICS intervention. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 231-255
  • Hebestreit A, Wolters M, Jilani H, Eiben G, Pala V. Web-based 24-h dietary recall: The SACANA program. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 77-102
  • Jilani H, Peplies J, Buchecker K. Assessment of sensory taste perception in children. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 257-275
  • Peplies J, Günther K, Gottlieb A, Lübke A, Bammann K, Ahrens W. Biological samples - Standard operating procedures for collection, shipment, storage and documentation. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 57-76
  • Reineke A, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Rach S. MODYS - A modular control and documentation system for epidemiological studies. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 25-45
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Ahrens W. I.Family: Key results and suggestions for future priorities in research on childhood obesity. European Commission Meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity, 23 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Auswirkungen des Medienkonsums auf die Ernährung und den Gewichtsstatus von Kindern. Forum der Plattform Ernährung und Bewegung, 19. Mai 2016, Berlin.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. IDEFICS and I.Family: Key learnings and next steps in childhood obesity prevention. 26th Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG), 6-8 October 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Jilani H, Intemann T, Buchecker K, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Determinants of bitter, sweet, salty and umami taste thresholds in European children: The role of sex, age, country and weight status - the IDEFICS Study. 5. Deutsche Sensoriktage der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sensorik, 20.-21. Oktober 2016, Berlin.
  • Reineke A. Forschungsdatenmanagement in einer internationalen multizentrischen Follow-up-Studie (I.Family/IDEFICS). 5. Workshop des Arbeitskreises Forschungsdaten der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, 28. Juni 2016, Berlin.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. The I.Family study: Investigating the determinants of food choice, lifestyle and health in European children, adolescents and their parents. "Tackling obesity through EU-funded R&D" Workshop at the EXPO Milan, 14 May 2015, Milan, Italy.
  • Ahrens W. Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents. EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, 6 February 2014, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Ahrens W, Siani A. Pre- and perinatal influences on the weight status of primary school children. "I.Family: Health and development of small children: Observations from the IDEFICS-I.Family Cohort". Breakfast Symposium at the International Conference of the EU project EarlyNutrition, 15 March 2014, Munich.
  • Pigeot I, Ahrens W. Expected future insights from the I.Family Study. "I.Family: Health and development of small children: Observations from the IDEFICS-I.Family Cohort". Breakfast Symposium at the International Conference of the EU project EarlyNutrition, 15 March 2014, Munich.
  • Pigeot I, Ahrens W. I.Family study: Prospects of cooperation within a European research consortium. Jubilee of the Medical Faculty at the University of Rzeszow, 5 September 2014, Rzeszow, Poland.
  • Pigeot I, Ahrens W, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents: Expected future insights from the I.Family Study. "The Power of Programming". International Conference on Developmental Origins of Adiposity and Long-term Health, 13-15 March 2014, Munich.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Ahrens W. Introduction to the I.Family cohort. European Obesity Summit (EOS), 1-4 June 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Foraita R, Günther F, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Does the FTO gene interact with the socioeconomic status on obesity development of young European children? Results from the IDEFICS study. European Obesity Summit (EOS), 1-4 June 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Jilani H, Intemann T, Hebestreit A, Bogl L-H, Ahrens W. Familial aggregation and socio-demographic correlates of taste preferences in European children. 7th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, 11-14 September 2016, Dijon, France.
  • Pigeot I, Pitsiladis Y, Konstabel K, Herrmann D, Ahrens W. The IDEFICS/I.Family cohort: Associations between physical activity and health outcomes. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS/I.Family Symposium: "Objectively measured physical activity in European children and adolescents - Methodological advancements and new results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort," 11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Reineke A, Pigeot I. Management der Datenqualität in den internationalen multizentrischen Kohortenstudien IDEFICS/I.Family. Congress "Health - Exploring Complexity: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach (HEC2016)." Joint Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi), the International Epidemiological Association - European Region (IEA-EEF) and the European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI), 28 August-2 September 2016, Munich.
  • Sprengeler O, Wirsik N, Page A, Cooper A, Ahrens W. Longitudinale Zusammenhänge von objektiv gemessener körperlicher Aktivität und Körperzusammensetzung bei europäischen Kindern. 32. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Adipositas Gesellschaft (DAG), 17.-19. November 2016, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Michels N, De Henauw S, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. The cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of psychosocial well-being with sleep duration and sleep quality in European children and adolescents. Congress "Health - Exploring Complexity: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach (HEC2016)." Joint Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi), the International Epidemiological Association - European Region (IEA-EEF) and the European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI), 28 August-2 September 2016, Munich. (Abstract published in: European Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;31(Suppl.1):S207)
  • Ahrens W. New media and their association with lifestyle behaviour: Concluding remarks. 12th European Nutrition Conference of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS), 20-23 October 2015, Berlin. (Abstract published in: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2015;67(Suppl. 1):73)
  • Hummel-Bartenschlager W, Brünings-Kuppe C, Zaja M, Reineke A. Automatisierung des Datenreinigungsprozesses in einer internationalen multizentrischen Follow-up-Studie. "Informationsmanagement in der Medizin: Herausforderungen in Versorgung und Forschung". 13. Fachtagung des Deutschen Verbandes Medizinischer Dokumentare (DVMD), 11.-14. März 2015, Ulm.
  • Pigeot I. Overview of the I.Family study design. 12th European Nutrition Conference of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS), 20-23 October 2015, Berlin. (Abstract published in: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2015;67(Suppl. 1):72)
  • Zaja M, Bleskina M, Hummel-Bartenschlager W, Brünings-Kuppe C, Reineke A. Minimierung von Redundanzen und Inkonsistenzen im Datenmonitoring einer multizentrischen internationalen epidemiologischen Studie. "Informationsmanagement in der Medizin: Herausforderungen in Versorgung und Forschung". 13. Fachtagung des Deutschen Verbandes Medizinischer Dokumentare (DVMD), 11.-14. März 2015, Ulm.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Europe. 8th eSeminar in CommNet for Education, 2 October 2014, Bremen.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Hebestreit A, Intemann T, Börnhorst C, Siani A, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Kourides Y, Kovács E, Krogh V, Pala V, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Hunsberger M, Bogl L-H. Association between parental dietary patterns and number of shared family meals on children's dietary patterns across Europe: Results from the I.Family study. European Obesity Summit (EOS), 1-4 June 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Hebestreit A, Wolters M, Börnhorst C, Barba G, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Kovács E, Krogh V, Pala V, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between energy intake and BMI z-score in European children. European Obesity Summit (EOS), 1-4 June 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Jilani H, Intemann T, Buchecker K, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Determinants of bitter, sweet, salty and umami taste thresholds in European children: The role of sex, age, country and weight status - the IDEFICS Study. 7th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, 11-14 September 2016, Dijon, France.
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Michels N, De Henauw S, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. The cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of well-being with sleep duration and sleep quality in European children and adolescents. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 8-11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.