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Construction of Children's Snacks and Meals in Food Insecure Households: Purpose, Context, and Chaos

with Christine E Blake


Christine Blake, PhD, RD, and associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior (HPEB) at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, presents Construction of Children's Snacks and Meals in Food Insecure Households: Purpose, Context, and Chaos.

As the invited speaker for the biennial Janet Clay White ’61 Lecture in Community Nutrition at Cornell University, Dr. Blake discusses key findings from 3 different projects she has been working on during this 56-minute audio-visual cyber-presentation. Her research seeks to understand how caregivers in food insecure households construct children’s snacks and family meals and how these constructions shape eating experiences for children that might influence child dietary intake and well-being related to childhood obesity.



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After viewing the presentation you should have:

  • General knowledge about snacking in young children in relation to childhood obesity risk
  • Knowledge about child snacking, its goals and feeding practices from low-income Hispanic, White, and African American parents’ perspective
  • Greater awareness about which strategies parents are using around children’s snacks
  • Better understanding of structure, frequency and quality of family meals in food insecure households and how household chaos can negatively impact family meals
  • Knowledge about functions of television viewing in food insecure households








Date Created: 6/30/17
Last Updated: 6/20/17


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