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STRONG Kids program receives additional support from the National Dairy Council

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. STRONG Kids 2 is one of the first comprehensive research projects to explore how individual biology and dietary habits, including milk and dairy consumption, interact with the family environment to provide unique insights into the underlying causes behind childhood obesity. Click here to read more about the new support.

Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon promotion benefits The Autism Program

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon announced a promotion to benefit The Autism Program (TAP) at Illinois. For every person who registered on Tuesday, February 14, the race donated $5.00 of the entry fee to two local charities: Project Athletes and TAP. Click here for more information.

Study shows that Americanization may be fueling unhealthy eating in Jamaica
 Gail Ferguson

A study published recently in Child Development by University of Illinois researcher and FRC affiliate Dr. Gail Ferguson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), who explores whether globalization and the spread of U.S. media could be influencing behaviors and eating habits in developing regions. Click here to read more about the study and its findings.

Cultural, linguistic gaps may deter Latinos from joining health programs
 From left to right: Angela Wiley, Jennifer McCaffrey, Margarita Teran-Garcia, and Andiara Schwingel

A new study featuring FRC affiliates explored Latinas’ attitudes toward lay community health researchers called “promotoras.” Co-authors on the paper were Applied Family Studies Professor Angela R. Wiley; Assistant Dean of Family and Consumer Sciences Jennifer McCaffrey; Nutritional Sciences Professor Margarita Teran-Garcia; and Kinesiology and Community Health Professor Andiara SchwingelClick here to read more about the study and its findings.

Congratulations to these HDFS Funk Award winners

Congratulations to the five members of HDFS who will be recipients of College of ACES awards! Please join us in congratulating:

The awards will be presented at the Paul A. Funk Awards Banquet on April 17, 2017 at Pear Tree Estate.

HDFS student exploring highly sweetened beverage consumption in developing regions
 Ryan Walton

HDFS student and Abriendo Caminos 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. Click here to read more.


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