Christopher Family Foundation Food & Family Program

Food and Family Conference - September 26, 2019, University Club, Chicago, IL

Thank you to all Food and Family Conference 2019 attendees!

Join the nation's foremost experts in human nutrition, obesity research and child and family health at the Food and Family Conference 2019. Hosted by the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Christopher Family Foundation.

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The Food and Family Program's mission is to build positive connections between food and family life in order to promote healthy eating, preserve family traditions, and build stronger relationships with an emphasis on children and youth. The Food and Family Program takes a strengths-based approach to life's challenges and believes that the most effective programming is built on the assets that each family brings to the table.

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Food and Family Conference 2015

On September 17th, 2015 the Family Resiliency Center and the Christopher Family Foundation hosted the Food and Family Conference at the University Club of Chicago. Attendees included nutrition professionals, foodbank staff, industry representatives, early care advocates, extension educators, and academics. All were able to hear from some of the nation’s leading experts in human nutrition, obesity research, and child and family health. Attendees learned about new funding opportunities and the latest research on the challenges and solutions to promoting healthy eating, connecting food and families in positive ways, and the challenges of feeding children in a variety of settings. For more information or to view conference presentations, please click here.

From left to right—Laurie Kramer, Dr. Barbara Fiese, Dr. Robert Hauser, and Doris Kelley Christopher


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