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Longer work hours for moms may mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers

Published Date:November 21, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. To read the full article...

Published Date: November 21, 2014


Now a hiring project coordinator for the Community and Outreach Translation Core

Published Date:November 20, 2014

The Family Resiliency Center is seeking to fill a full-time project coordinator position. The position will be responsible for coordinating the Children’s Environmental Health Research Center (CEHC) at Illinois’ Community and Outreach Translation Core (COTC).  Read more.

Published Date: November 20, 2014


Dr. Barbara Fiese will present at the 2nd annual ObesityWeek symposium

Published Date:November 4, 2014

Dr. Barbara Fiese, director of the Family Resiliency Center, is presenting at the 2nd annual ObesityWeek symposium hosted by the Obesity Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Her presentation will explore the core concepts behind the social construction of children’s food. Read more

Published Date: November 4, 2014


Wesley Foundation fall seminar launches discussion on poverty

Published Date:October 6, 2014

The Wesley Foundation and United Methodist Church held its seventh annual fall seminar on Sunday, titled “The Reality of Poverty Here at Home.” Dr. Barbara Fiese took part in the seminar as a member of the panel of speakers who gave presentations on several subtopics related to poverty including a general overview of poverty in the U.S., food security, children and families in poverty and housing, earned income tax credits, and economic mobility. To read the full article...

Published Date: October 6, 2014


Study explores the possible improvement of healthy-eating habits through online and electronic messaging

Published Date:October 6, 2014

FRC post-doctoral research associate featured in an article about the the efficacy of interactive and passive online media at helping teens lead healthier lives. To read the full article...

Published Date: October 6, 2014


Food insecurity research round table hosted by Feeding America

Published Date:September 19, 2014

Dr. Barbara Fiese, Director of the Family Resiliency Center, and Dr. Craig Gundersen, Executive Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory and a member of Feeding America’s Research Technical Advisory Group, will participate in the Food Insecurity Research Round Table discussions hosted by Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Read more

Published Date: September 19, 2014


Professor Connie Shapiro honored with retirement reception

Author: Clayton Glazik

Published Date:September 17, 2014

On September 6, the Family Resiliency Center (FRC) celebrated the retirement of Professor Connie Shapiro, a former FRC interim director and Human and Community Development (HCD) department head. Shapiro was instrumental in shaping the HCD’s identity from its inception. Read more

Published Date: September 17, 2014


FRC undergraduate receives honorable mention at 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Author: Clayton Glazik

Published Date:July 3, 2014

University of Illinois Junior, Amanda Jacobs, received an honorable mention at the campus Undergraduate Research Symposium in April for her presentation on the impact of household food security on parental quality of life. Read full article

Published Date: July 3, 2014


Study explores sleep and childhood obesity connection

Published Date:June 12, 2014

FRC researchers are featured in a Medill Reports Chicago article about the link between family sleep habits and childhood obesity. Read the article...

Published Date: June 12, 2014


HDFS 494 student Ganko named outstanding senior

Author: Clayton Glazik

Published Date:June 3, 2014

Alison Ganko, who conducted research on mealtime duration and picky eating perceptions through the FRC's HDFS 494 course, received an outstanding senior award this spring. Read the full article...

Published Date: June 3, 2014


School breakfast report explores food security & classroom performance links

Published Date:May 14, 2014

Family Resiliency Center researchers contributed to the annual Illinois School Breakfast report, which examines the links between food security, academic performance, brain development, and other health indicators. To read the report's findings...

Published Date: May 14, 2014


Influential professor who helped shape FRC retiring

Published Date:May 9, 2014

Connie Shapiro, a former FRC interim director and Human & Community Development department head, is retiring in June. To read about her Illinois career...

Published Date: May 9, 2014


FRC promotes kids' obesity prevention and health initiatives

Published Date:May 1, 2014

University of Illinois children’s obesity prevention and well-being research is featured at the annual School Wellness conference. To read the full article...

Published Date: May 1, 2014


New national report promotes young children's mental health

Published Date:April 10, 2014

A team of nationally recognized experts and stakeholders recently released its Healthy Development Summit report, which summarizes new ways to promote young children's mental health. The report will help policymakers and practitioners address issues related to school violence, bullying, and suicide. To read the report...

Published Date: April 10, 2014


Food pantry clients struggle to afford basic household products

Published Date:April 3, 2014

Food insecure families often make trade offs with other living expenses or use coping strategies in their quest to afford household goods such as toilet paper, detergent, diapers, and personal hygiene products, according to a study led by FRC Director Barbara Fiese. Read the full article...

Published Date: April 3, 2014


Research indicates autism signs appear very early in children

Published Date:April 2, 2014

Autism may be diagnosed in children as young as 2 years old, University of Illinois researchers have found. Read the full article...

Published Date: April 2, 2014


Kid's weight linked to cognitive function

Published Date:April 2, 2014

A new study conducted by U of I Kinesiology Professor Chuck Hillman, an FRC affiliate faculty member, shows that obese children are slower than healthy weight kids to recognize when they've made an error and correct it. Read the full article...

Published Date: April 2, 2014


Hiring project coordinator for curriculum project on childhood obesity prevention

Published Date:March 18, 2014

The University of Illinois Department of Human & Community Development is hiring a full-time academic professional to be the visiting project coordinator for the Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program - Undergraduate (TOPP-U) research project based at the Family Resiliency Center. To see the full job description...

Published Date: March 18, 2014


U of I student takes studies outside the classroom

Author: Clayton Glazik

Published Date:March 17, 2014

I-TOPP scholar Roger Figueroa was among 15 Illinois students who traveled to South Africa over winter break to conduct research. Read more about his experience...

Published Date: March 17, 2014


Kids Count 2014 report highlights children's health

Published Date:March 6, 2014

The FRC hosted a media launch of the 2014 Kids Count report today. The report is published by Voices for Illinois Children, a long-time FRC partner and Chicago-based advocacy organization. Read the full article...

Published Date: March 6, 2014