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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The SSRC collaborated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on two webinars: (1) Pathways to Accumulating Assets among Low- and Moderate-Income Families and (2) Childhood Obesity: What Are the Options for Low-Income School-Aged Children?

During Pathways to Accumulating Assets among Low- and Moderate-Income Families, Dr. Ruby Mendenhall discussed whether low- and moderate-income families can, in the face of challenges including limited resources and financial shocks, accumulate assets, such as savings and homes. She also identified pathways these families can use to accumulate assets, as well as the precursors to asset accumulation and social mobility. This webinar was held in September 2013.

Childhood Obesity: What Are the Options for Low-Income School-Aged Children? focused on childhood obesity through the lens of social equity. It also discussed food environment, including natural and built environments, to highlight circumstances underpinning differences in obesity rates between children in different socioeconomic statuses and from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. During the free webinar, Dr. Craig Gundersen discussed the impact of food assistance programs available to low income children and their families in the home and at school. Erik Calloway focused on the built environment of neighborhood factors impacting childhood obesity across various socioeconomic statuses. Finally, Geraldine Henchy closed with a discussion of the present and future of federal and state level efforts to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. This webinar was held in January 2018.

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