Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program
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.
The Food and Family Conference
Thursday, September 17
The Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois and the Christopher Family Foundation are bringing together the nation's foremost experts in human nutrition, obesity research, and child and family health to the Food and Family Conference. During the conference, you will
- learn why it's important to connect food and families in positive ways,
- understand the challenges and solutions to promoting healthy eating,
- and appreciate the challenges that come from feeding children in multiple settings.
For speaker, schedule, and registration information, click here.
- Abriendo Caminos: Strengthening the Connection Between Food and Family in the Spanish-Speaking Community
- An Evaluation of the Backpack Program in East Central Illinois
- Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow
- Mealtime Strategies for Picky Eating
- Preventing Diabetes in Hispanic Communities: Improving Eating Behavior Through a Nutrition Education Program to Prevent Diabetes in Hispanic Communities
- "Fostering" Health and Nutrition: Targeting Family-Level Risk Factors for Young Foster Children in Substitute Care
- SPROUTS: Growing Healthy Habits Curriculum
- Family Dinner Campaign Evaluation: Kids Eat It Up
- Health Transitions in Immigrant Families Initiative