Penn State’s 2019 Annual Symposium on Family Issues
Families play a crucial role in their members’ eating behaviors and orientations toward food. For example, mothers’ dietary patterns in pregnancy are linked to their infants’ food acceptance and children’s food preferences develop early in the context of family life. Comprehensive, multi-level interventions and policy changes are needed to address inequities of food insecurity and increase families’ capacity to promote healthy eating behaviors and dietary patterns in their members.
The 2019 National Symposium on Family Issues will provide an overview of these many interconnections between families and food. The symposium is comprised of three half-day sessions where speakers will present research with implications for policy and practice. The session topics will focus on family ecologies in the areas of food insecurity, eating behaviors, and obesity in youth.
Attendance is free for Penn State students and employees; $50 for students and post-docs from other universities; $90 for all others.
Approved for 6 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.