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.
Call for Proposals
The Family Resiliency Center announces faculty seed grant funding through the Food and Family Program. Three proposals of up to $50,000 each are expected to be funded. An informational brown bag meeting about the program will be held on Monday, February 1 at 12:00 p.m. in the Christopher Hall Studio.
There are three funding priorities in this call for proposals:
- 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