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Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Were you unable to attend the Food & Family Conference held last month in Chicago? Well, you’re in luck. Presentations from the conference, along with their accompanying PowerPoint slides, have been placed on the conference’s webpage. 
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
The Family Resiliency Center is seeking a student intern to work approximately 10 hours per week on a variety of communication projects, including updating and maintaining website content and providing assistance to the Family Resiliency Center staff.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston has invited noted psychologist Dr. Barbara Fiese, PhD to give the John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture in Family, Health and Human Values at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15 in the Midtown Room on the second floor of the Student Center. A 6:00 p.m. reception precedes the lecture. Click here to read the full article.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015
Urbana—Want to learn more about the changing food environment or about challenges that arise from feeding children in multiple settings? On September 17, the Family Resiliency Center and the Christopher Family Foundation are partnering to bring together some of the nation’s leading experts in human nutrition, obesity research, and child and family health to The University Club in Chicago, Illinois.
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
For some kids, mealtime is a war: It's them against broccoli, or whatever culinary abomination their parents have chosen to serve for dinner that night. And yet not all picky eaters are picky in exactly the same way, notes Sharon M. Donovan, a nutrition professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who recently published a paper in The Journal of Sensory Studies on the subject. Her theory, as reported by Scientific American, is that if researchers can identify why some kids are such finicky eaters, they can help develop some targeted strategies for parents, bringing some much-needed peace to family dinners.

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