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December 2018 Newsletter
FRC Research Home

Research Home Serves As Set For New Nutrition Outreach


New outreach efforts will increase access to University of Illinois Extension’s Illinois Nutrition Education Programs.  FRC’s Research Home served as the film “set” for a Illinois Extension Facebook Live cooking event this month. Illinois Extension will be hosting a variety of Facebook Live events focusing on healthy recipes and nutrition education starting in 2019. Facebook Live events will be archived on Facebook at and recipes will be available at

The Autism Program (TAP)

New Microsoft Accessibility Lighthouse Programming Coming Spring 2019


New TAP programming is set to further reduce barriers to employment for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students on the autism spectrum.  It includes two pilot programs set to launch Spring 2019, both part of the Accessibility Lighthouse Program funded by Microsoft .  The programs will offer two options for a combination of either individual or group sessions. These sessions will address improving essential soft skills needed for effective self-evaluation, organization, teamwork, and positive self-advocacy and workplace relationships. The goal is to improve the social skills needed for effective teamwork and positive workplace relationships.  The Autism Program (TAP) is now seeking university students, who identify as having autism, to take participate. Students interested can register now by contacting Jeanne Kramer at or calling 217.991.0367.

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FRC Holiday Podcast

Holiday Chaos In The Kitchen: Easing The Tension and Improving Your Health


This Family Resiliency Center podcast features highlights from FRC research involving family mealtime and cooking with your kids. Listen in to explore ways family mealtimes can be improved this holiday season bringing health benefits to both parents and kids. Plus, cooking in the kitchen with your kids this holiday season, why you should do it and how it can improve your family's health. Hosted by Ryann Monahan, Family Resiliency Center Research Communications Specialist.  Featuring FRC researchers Jaclyn Saltzman and Jessica Jarick Metcalfe. #talkFRCResearch.

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Happy Holidays from the Family Resiliency Center!

Featured Holiday Recipes

Peppermint Crunch Bark: Pampered Chef

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Holiday Roasted Butternut Squash: Feeding America

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