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Mon, May 14, 2018
September 4-5, 2018 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and a child’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. Environmental exposures, including nutrition, stress, and environmental toxins, can interact with the child’s genetics during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to have lifelong implications on their physical, mental and emotional health. Learn more about basic and applied transdisciplinary research being conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that is addressing this critical window of development using a cells-to society framework. Registration Coming Soon!
Fri, May 11, 2018
Register here! Join NITR for a webinar on Jun 06, 2018 at 12:00PM CST. This webinar will be conducted by Family Resiliency Center affiliate Dr. Brent McBride, director of the Child Development Laboratory and professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McBride studies the role of child care contexts in influencing children’s obesity and inappropriate weight gain during the early childhood years. This webinar will address critical issues related to healthful nutrition and feeding practices in early care and education settings. Dr. McBride will provide an introduction to the concept of healthful nutrition and feeding practices in early care and education settings and summarize research related to teacher/caregiver use of controlling and restrictive feeding practices, the role of teacher/caregiver verbal comments during mealtimes and their impact on nutritional intake, and the role of parent-teacher/caregiver partnerships regarding children’s nutritional intake and self-regulation. This webinar will be structured to allow for dialogue with virtual participants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Fri, May 11, 2018
Register here! Join NITR for a webinar on Jun 06, 2018 at 12:00PM CST. This webinar will be conducted by Family Resiliency Center affiliate Dr. Brent McBride, director of the Child Development Laboratory and professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McBride studies the role of child care contexts in influencing children’s obesity and inappropriate weight gain during the early childhood years. This webinar will address critical issues related to healthful nutrition and feeding practices in early care and education settings. Dr. McBride will provide an introduction to the concept of healthful nutrition and feeding practices in early care and education settings and summarize research related to teacher/caregiver use of controlling and restrictive feeding practices, the role of teacher/caregiver verbal comments during mealtimes and their impact on nutritional intake, and the role of parent-teacher/caregiver partnerships regarding children’s nutritional intake and self-regulation. This webinar will be structured to allow for dialogue with virtual participants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Culinary programs in schools are improving eating habits, food preferences, and cooking skills among children. Culinary programing in schools are limited and often delivered inconsistently, but a new review of culinary interventions with children in schools shows they bring a variety of benefits to the children who receive them, according to research authored by Henna Muzaffar, RD, PhD, with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Wed, Apr 25, 2018
From award winners to newly published FRC research that shows a relationship between family food involvement and children’s eating behaviors, this newsletter showcases FRC highlights from April 2018.

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