The Family Resiliency Center podcast with Brenda Koester, Assistant Director

by Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDN

I had the pleasure of talking with Brenda Koester, Assistant Director of the Family Resiliency Center (FRC) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  We discussed the research FRC is conducting around the benefits of family mealtimes.

The Family Resiliency Program was established in 2000 in partnership with The Pampered Chef, Ltd. Doris Kelley Christopher is the founder and chairman of The Pampered Chef and a 1967 Illinois graduate.  The center has this goal: “Being advocates for the family, working to foster resiliency in today’s families, and in finding solutions to family problems.”

The FRC is a transdisciplinary research and policy center and a leader in translating research into practical information for policymakers, providers, and families. The center is housed in Doris Kelley Christopher Hall on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Listen to discover more about the FRC and their research which is benefiting families around the world.

Tune into our webinar The Power of Family Mealtimes: Strategies to Promote Health and Wellbeing, led by Dr. Barbara Fiese, Director of the FRC.

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