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Fri, Oct 26, 2018
The "Childhood Obesity: An inside look at a cells to society approach to research and intervention" podcast explores the Family Resiliency Center’s STRONG Kids 2 research project and what it could mean for the future of childhood obesity prevention and intervention programs. Using a cells-to-society approach to nutrition, the STRONG Kids 2 transdisciplinary project will provide unique insights into how individual biology interacts with the family food environment to promote healthy eating habits in young children. It is one of the first studies to take a longitudinal look at the habits, including milk and dairy consumption, from birth. To date, many consider the data this research team has collected to be a “gold mine” of health information on the early years of life as it relates to childhood obesity risk factors. Hosted by: Ryann Hubbard Monahan, Research Communications Specialist Featuring: Erin Davis, Graduate Research Assistant, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Listen on: FRC Website: SoundCloud: iTunes: STRONG Kids 2 is supported by the National Dairy Council.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
The JUS Media? Programme researchers won best videography at the Association of Consumer Research conference in Dallas, Texas. The award winning team is made up of FRC affiliates from the College of ACES, College of Media, and University of West Indies. They were recognized for their Teaching Consumer Resistance in Jamaica: Subvertising in Action produced by Michelle Renee Nelson, Yanyun (Mia) Wang, Kathy Tian, Gail Ferguson, Rachel Powell, and Candice Wray. You can view the trailer here:
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
FRC Director Dr. Barbara Fiese is considered one of the national experts on role that shared family mealtimes and family food involvement may play in promoting health. A snapshot of her work is now featured in the 2018 College of ACES Fall Magazine. The “Kids in the Kitchen” article spotlighting Dr. Fiese can be found here. The full 2018 ACES Fall Magazine can be found here
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
New research shows a relationship between phthalates and deficits in cognitive function in rats. This podcast explores what the findings could mean to humans and society as a whole. Investigators call it a "cautionary study" that shows exposure to phthalates at critical stages in human development could lower the baseline of how smart humans are as a society and while it may be difficult to prove over time, "enough evidence in animals of various sorts, should make us worried." Listen on: iTunes: Soundcloud: Family Resiliency Center Website: This new podcast features University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Janice Juraska, PhD, and her team's newly published research in the Journal of Neuroscience found here Hosted by: Ryann Monahan, Research Communications Specialist Featuring: Janice Juraska, PhD, Professor of Psycology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Family Resiliency Center affiliate & Daniel Kougias, PhD, Neuroscience University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018.
Fri, Aug 24, 2018
Visiting Project Coordinator Job Opening This is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenured, visiting academic professional position. The Visiting Project Coordinator provide expertise and support for research conducted at the Family Resiliency Center (FRC) such as the STRONG Kids program (a longitudinal study focusing on overall health and nutritional practices by new mothers and infants throughout central Illinois) and Christopher Family Foundation funded projects, including the Food & Family Conference. Position may become permanent depending on funding and needs of the department. For more information on the position and how to apply visit here. Closing date is August 29, 2018. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled