FRC News

FRC News

  • Couples benefit from relationship work ethic

    U of I study recommends that couples develop a relationship work ethic similar to their professional work ethic, focusing on such things as punctuality, active listening, getting along, and dressing and grooming to impress. Read the full article...

  • Moms with insecure attachment style of parenting more likely to have obese kids

    FRC affiliate Kelly Bost's latest research findings were featured in Time magazine. Read the article...

  • IL alumna and wheelchair racing champ eyes winter gold

    Having captured the first-ever grand slam of marathons--winning consecutive victories in Boston, London, Chicago, and New York--University of Illinois alumna and wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden is ready to compete in her first Paralympic winter games, competing in Nordic skiing events in Sochi, Russia. McFadden, who earned her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies in December 2013, is profiled in the Chicago Tribune. Read the Chicago Tribune article...

  • Researchers ID 3 risk factors for childhood obesity

    Illinois Professor Brent McBride's research identifying three main risk factors for childhood obesity among pre-school children is featured in Nature World News. Read the full article...

  • Family-style meals can help kids fight obesity

    Allowing children in day care to dish up their own food at meal times has several benefits that could help combat obesity, says a new University of Illinois study. Family-style meal service is more beneficial to children than giving kids pre-portioned food on a plate. Read the full article...

  • Don’t underestimate the importance of sit-down family dinners

    Consumer Reports article cites a Family Resiliency Center study indicating the link between family meals and childhood obesity prevention. Read the full article...

  • 12/16/2013

    Meet artist Mary McDonald whose work is displayed in Christopher Hall, home of the Family Resiliency Center. Read the full article...

  • 11/18/2013

    A new University of Illinois study illuminates the challenges military couples face as a spouse returns from war. Read the full article...

  • 11/8/2013

    University of Illinois campus and government officials and members of the Chez Family Foundation broke ground today for the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, which will be located next to the Family Resiliency Center in Urbana. To read the full article...

  • 11/7/2013

    Illinois Agricultural & Consumer Economics Professor Craig Gundersen explains what the recent reduction in federal funds will likely mean for the 20 percent of U.S. households enrolled in SNAP (formerly known as the food stamp program). Read the full interview...

  • 11/5/2013

    A University of Illinois FRC - Advertising collaboration will use media relations and social media strategies to encourage parents to make family meal times a priority. Read the full article...

  • 10/14/2013

    New University of Illinois study indicates how child care providers feed children may be as important as what they feed them. Read the full article...

  • 9/26/2013

    The University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center (FRC) received an inaugural Mission Impact award today from the Eastern Illinois Foodbank for valuable contributions that have allowed EIF to effectively and efficiently feed more neighbors in the community. During the last decade, FRC faculty and staff have collaborated with and advised EIF on several projects, including the Backpack program and a Feeding America study on how low-income families afford basic household and personal hygiene products. Read the full article.

  • 9/23/2013

    FRC researchers helped shape the Feeding America survey that studied how low-income families cope with not only trying to afford food but also basic personal care and household items like shampoo, toothpaste, detergent, etc Read the full article.

  • 9/23/2013

    University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center faculty are part of a new $8 million research center investigating how certain plastics found in common household items may affect the development and functioning of the endocrine system in infants and young children. The Illinois Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center also explores how the chemical compounds interact with diets high in saturated fat. Read full article.

  • 6/27/2013

    Please join us for an I-TOPP Lecture "Social Ecology - A Framework for Transdisciplinary Action Research" on Thursday, June 27th at 4:00 pm at the Beckman Institute, room 5602, featuring Dr. Daniel Stokols from the University of California at Irvine.  For more information click here.

  • 6/10/2013Brenda Koester writer Brenda Koester by Brenda Koester published by Brenda Koester

    ­The Family Resiliency Center and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Dairy Research Institute®, a non-profit research organization established by America’s dairy farmers, today will announce a new partnership that will help fill critical research gaps in how healthy eating habits are formed from the earliest ages. The “STRONG Kids 2:  A cells-to-society approach to nutrition” project, for which Dairy Research Institute is providing $1 million of support over five years, will provide unique insights into how individual biology interacts with the family environment to promote healthy eating habits, including milk and dairy consumption, in young children.  It is one of the first longitudinal studies to take a look at the interaction between biological and environmental factors in predicting eating habits, starting at birth.  Read more here.

  • 5/29/2013

    Registration is now open for the Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP) New Technologies Workshop that will be held on Thursday, June 6 and 7th at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.  For more information click here.

  • 5/17/2013

    We are looking for two families to star in one of our next Mealtime Minutes PSAs.  We're looking for families with children between the ages of 5 and 10.  You don't need to have any acting skills and you'll receive a basket of amazing Pampered Chef products as a thank-you.  To find out more read here.

  • 4/24/2013

    The National Soybean Research Laboratory and the Family Resiliency Center are sponsoring an all-day workshop "Bridging the Domestic and International: Food Security Research Areas" on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 9:30-4:15 in Christopher Hall, 904 W Nevada, Urbana.  The event is free but RSVP's are requested.  For RSVP and speaker information click here.