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Food for Thought Series Featuring Dr. Sara Gable- Februrary 15, Noon-1

2/15/2013  12:00 pm

The Family Resiliency Center is pleased to host Dr. Sara Gable for the upcoming Food for Thought lecture on February 15, from Noon - 1 in the Studio (Room 1009) at Doris Kelley Christopher Hall.

Dr. Gable will present her talk on "Family Style Meal Service:  Still Best Practice in Child Care Settings" which will address the concerns of obesity rates during childhood, particularly in child care and early education settings.  To date, family style meal service (FSMS) has been the gold standard for nutrition socialization.  Her presentation will review current research and examine if FSMS is still the best practice for children in group care settings.

Sara Gable, PhD, is an Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri,Columbia. From 1996 to the present she has been on the faculty at the University of Missouri where she has been on the faculty in Human and Community Development and Family Studies and more recently in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.  Her research program addresses the child care workforce and the etiology and outcomes of childhood obesity.  Currently she is pursuing the integration of her child care and child health research programs.

Lunch will be provided.

The Family Resiliency Center's Food for Thought Lecture Series challenges attendees to think outside of their typical research by learning about techniques, methods, or problems that they would not typically encounter in their daily research activities. Presentations last approximately 20 minutes, and presenters may include no more than 9 slides in their talk.  Particular attention is paid to challenges working on interdisciplinary teams.