London School of Economics and Political Science blog (LSE Impact Blog) features two recent research articles about the evaluation of the I-TOPP program. Anna- Sigrid Keck, Stephanie Sloane, Janet M. Liechty, Barbara H. Fiese, and Sharon M. Donovan designed a structured doctoral programme focused on transdisciplinary research and compared students’ publication patterns to students in traditional programmes.
A new course is giving students unique access to experts in the global food regulation industry...plus find out what's new with the Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) at Illinois. Also, don't miss out on this month's featured recipes from the National Dairy Council. All that and more, in the February 2018 newsletter.
The 2017 FRC Annual Report is now available online. Click here to read about the exciting research and outreach programs at FRC.
The University-Based Child & Family Policy Consortium webinar "Environmental Influences on Children's Health and Development" is now available. Family Resiliency Center Director Dr. Barbara Fiese, Assistant Director Brenda Koester, and University of Illinois at Chicago's Dr. Susan Buchanan presented the webinar Wednesday, February 14, 2018. To watch a recording of the webinar, please click here to view it on SRCD’s YouTube channel. The Impact Report referenced during the presentation is available here.
Sprouts is currently looking for teachers and center-based child care providers who work with children ages 4-6 years and have at least 3 years of experience to review the Sprouts curriculum online and complete a 1-1.5 hour phone interview with us to provide feedback. Contact: Ashley Neef | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 217-300-6636 More information can be found here
- Happy meal times may equal healthy choices for kids. Family Resiliency Center research lead by Jaclyn Saltzman is featured on West Virginia’s WDTV5Q News.
- Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine, C-U Politely features an inside look at Family Resiliency Center researcher Dr. Naiman Khan. Dr. Khan's research through the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is will contribute to the FRC's STRONG Kids project, a longitudinal research project studying the relationship between biology and environment in an effort to prevent and combat childhood obesity.
- How Your Mood Can Effect Your Kid's Eating: Parents Magazine features Family Resiliency Center published work on the topic. Check it out and learn more!
- Family Resiliency Center researcher Jaclyn Saltzman featured on WFMX-TV news report discussing new research suggesting if parents can create a positive environment at mealtime, children reap the health benefits. Jaclyn Saltzman, MPH University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center, and her colleagues studied the habits of 75 families with 3 year olds. "Families that had a more positive mealtime emotional climate also had children who ate about one more serving of healthy food," Saltzman said.
- Dr. Barabara Fiese, FRC Director, explains how expressing gratitude can improve your health in a new fortune.com op-ed.
A new study from Family Resiliency Center researchers explores the relationship between emotional climate at mealtimes and children's food choices Read More
Family dynamics and parental relationships can play a role in children's appetite self-regulation. This new research is important because a healthy appetite self-regulation as a child, can reduce risks for obesity and other health-risks over a lifetime. Read More
Social norms, lack of support may keep many African American moms from breastfeeding.
The Family Resiliency Center is now accepting applications for a Visiting Project Coordinator.
- The Family Resiliency Center is now accepting applications for STRONG Kids/HDFS 494, an undergraduate research program designed to provide students with first-hand experience working as part of a research team as well as to help them develop a working knowledge of the theory and applications of transdisciplinary research.
- As a part of Autism Awareness Month this April, TAP and the School of Music are sponsoring Thriving With Autism, a piano recital featuring Illinois graduate Dr. Charles Joseph Smith. An accomplished pianist who has autism, Dr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- The small island nation of Jamaica generally conjures up images of beaches, reggae, Usain Bolt. Also Pepsi and KFC? The spread of global media and brands, particularly those from the U.S., and their influence on the lifestyles and food choices of families in Jamaica, led us to create the J(amaican) US (U.S.) Media? Programme in collaboration with Julie Meeks, Professor of Child Development and Nutrition at the University of West Indies (UWI) Open Campus. The JUS Media Programme is a new food-focused media literacy intervention for Jamaican families, designed to teach youth and parents how to question the food messages in media and advertising, especially U.S. cable, to be smarter and healthier.
- HDFS student and Abriendo Caminios research assistant Ryan Walton is combining his work with the Global Brigades, an organization that helps provide comprehensive health services in developing regions, with his research into highly sweetened beverage consumption and health outcomes.
- URBANA, Ill. – Exploring how multiple factors contribute to the development of childhood obesity, the Family Resiliency Center’s STRONG Kids Program recently received an additional $548,275 of funding from the National Dairy Council (NDC) to extend its current research project, STRONG Kids 2, through 2019.