Published Date:April 21, 2016
Children's genetic risks for obesity may be reduced by interventions that strengthen family communication and help children manage their emotions and feelings of satiety. In a new paper that reviews current research on childhood obesity, University of Illinois scholars, Dr. Barbara Fiese and Dr. Kelly Bost emphasize the need for greater collaboration with families in developing healthy-living campaigns and community-based programs.
Published Date: April 21, 2016
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Published Date: March 28, 2016
Published Date:March 16, 2016
Community partnerships are critical for implementing health promotion programs in alternative schools. Check out this article about health behavior promotion in alternative schools featuring Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Student Jaclyn Saltzman, School of Social Work Associate Professor Janet Liechty, and Undergraduate Researcher Elizabeth Badskey.
Published Date: March 16, 2016
Published Date:February 8, 2016
Sprouts, our research program that teaches healthy habits to elementary school students, is a featured project in the University of Illinois' Public Engagement Update. Click here to read more about Sprouts and all about its healthy habits curriculum.
Published Date: February 8, 2016
Published Date:February 5, 2016
Once an undergraduate student working on Family Resiliency Center research projects and now a STRONG Kids Family Specialist, Kelly Uchima, is a perfect example of the FRC’s commitment to developing the next generation of researchers. Click here to read more about Kelly and her experiences with the FRC.
Published Date: February 5, 2016
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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
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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
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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