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  • Causes of childhood obesity complex, but families, media play key roles

    Photo In a new paper that reviews current research on childhood obesity, University of Illinois scholars, from left, Barbara Fiese and Kelly Bost emphasize the need for greater collaboration with families in developing healthy-living campaigns and community-based programs. Fiese is director of the Family Resiliency Center and a professor of human development and family studies. Bost is a professor of child development.

    In a new paper that reviews current research on childhood obesity, University of Illinois scholars, from left, Barbara Fiese and Kelly Bost emphasize the need for greater collaboration with families in developing healthy-living campaigns and community-based programs. Fiese is director of the Family Resiliency Center and a professor of human development and family studies. Bost is a professor of child development.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Barbara Fiese, call 217-244-3967; email bhfiese@illinois.edu

    To reach Kelly K. Bost, call 217-244-6673; email kbost@illinois.edu

    The paper “Family Ecologies and Child Risk for Obesity: Focus on Regulatory Processes” is available online from the publisher or from News Bureau.