Published Date:December 4, 2015
Published Date: December 4, 2015
Published Date:November 25, 2015
Published Date: November 25, 2015
Published Date:November 19, 2015
Published Date: November 19, 2015
Published Date:October 29, 2015
Were you unable to attend the Food & Family Conference held last month in Chicago? Well, you’re in luck. Presentations from the conference, along with their accompanying PowerPoint slides, have been placed on the conference’s webpage.
Published Date: October 29, 2015
Published Date:October 14, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston has invited noted psychologist Dr. Barbara Fiese, PhD to give the John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture in Family, Health and Human Values at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15 in the Midtown Room on the second floor of the Student Center. A 6:00 p.m. reception precedes the lecture. Click here to read the full article.
Published Date: October 14, 2015
Published Date:July 17, 2015
Published Date: July 17, 2015
Published Date:July 1, 2015
Published Date: July 1, 2015
Published Date:June 14, 2015
Few studies have examined the lifestyle habits of diet and physical activity among Latino immigrants in rural areas of Illinois, and research regarding this topic is scarce. The Latino population in these areas is increasing and may be at a higher risk for obesity and obesity-related health issues. Because of this, it is important to investigate diet and exercise behaviors in this high-risk population and develop healthy lifestyle strategies for these communities.
Published Date: June 14, 2015
Published Date:May 8, 2015
Published Date: May 8, 2015
Published Date:May 4, 2015
Published Date: May 4, 2015
Published Date:April 28, 2015
Each day we come into contact with—and even use—products that contain potentially harmful chemicals. We eat, breathe in, and absorb them as a matter of routine. And you might not be aware that you’re doing so because they’re in products we frequently use, things like food and beverage packaging (tin and aluminum cans or plastic containers), plastic baby bottles, household cleaning products, personal care products and fragrances, and cash register receipts.
Published Date: April 28, 2015
Published Date:April 24, 2015
Check out this Washington Post article featuring FRC affiliate Dr. Craig Gundersen.
Published Date: April 24, 2015
Published Date:April 23, 2015
Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female reproductive health, in part by disrupting the growth and function of the ovaries. To read more....
Published Date: April 23, 2015
Published Date:April 10, 2015
April is Autism Awareness Month. Recently (April 3), Illinois lawmakers announced that $26 million in grant funding for social programs would be suspended to help close a multibillion-dollar budgetary gap. Among the programs to lose funding is the Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois, a statewide network of 13 nonprofit agencies and four universities, including the U. of I. Click to read more...
Published Date: April 10, 2015
Published Date:April 10, 2015
The Family Resiliency Center is looking for a post-doctoral or post-professional MPH to fill a full-time, twelve-month, two-year position (with an option for a third year). The position will be responsible for coordinating all translation and outreach activities of the Community and Outreach Translation Core (COTC), which is a part of the Children’s Environmental Health Research (CEHC) at Illinois. Click to read the full article...
Published Date: April 10, 2015
Published Date:April 7, 2015
On Wednesday, April 8th, Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), will be presenting a poster session and lecture starting at 11 a.m. in the Coordinated Science Lab lower level atrium. Click to read more...
Published Date: April 7, 2015
Published Date:March 11, 2015
Mark your calendars for March 19th. In partnership with Feeding America, one of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against hunger, the Illinois Lecture Series is hosting a luncheon at the University Club of Chicago featuring Dr. Craig Gundersen. Gundersen, a prominent voice on food insecurity and the Soybean Industry Endowed Professor of Agricultural Strategy in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, will provide an overview of food insecurity, its determinants and consequences, and successful strategies for its reduction in the United States. Click to read more...
Published Date: March 11, 2015
Published Date:March 10, 2015
On Friday, May 15th, the 1st annual Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs (ABC) South Conference—A Trauma-Informed, Interprofessional Approach to Caring for Children With Special Needs—is being held at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois. This conference is jointly provided by the Illinois Chapter of the AAP (ICAAP) and SIU School of Medicine, and is co-sponsored by ICAAP, the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) and The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP). To read the full article...
Published Date: March 10, 2015
Published Date:March 3, 2015
One of the most frustrating things for teachers is that a supply of learning materials can take years to accumulate. Many teachers have a lack of effective learning materials, and their ability to teach and reinforce concepts to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be severely limited. Seeing this need in the Champaign-Urbana community, The Autism Program (TAP) hosted the Make It and Take It Back to the Classroom event. Teachers from the local community and TAP staff and interns gathered at Doris Kelley Christopher Hall over the weekend to create different types of learning aids for classroom use. Click to read more.
Published Date: March 3, 2015
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