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Bringing science into the conversation

There’s a lot of noise about the environment, food, families, agriculture, health, and finances on social media these days…and in the University of Illinois College of ACES, we have scientists available to discuss these topics that are on your mind and in the news. Join us for our regularly scheduled live Twitter chats using #askACES. During these one-hour chats, our ACES scientists will be online to answer your questions. We’ll follow this chat up with a taped podcast that you can go back and reference at any time. Our goal is simple – to connect you to the science and help answer your questions.

Next Episode | March 9th

Making Nutrition Labels Work for You

Nutrition labels are designed to help consumers make the best food choices for their dietary needs, yet many consumers find these labels confusing and difficult to use. Join us for a Twitter chat with ACES experts Brenna Ellison, assistant professor in agricultural and consumer economics; Anna Arthur, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition; and Jennifer McCaffrey, Assistant Dean of Family and Consumer Science with U of I Extension, on March 9 from noon to 1 p.m. CT to discover how to make nutrition labels work for you! Use #askACES to ask your questions.

Latest Episode

Spring Cleaning: Maintaining Your Romantic Relationship


Listen as Dr. Brian Ogolsky from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies discusses the science behind why romantic relationships improve or deteriorate. Dr. Ogolsky answers your questions about how people can maintain their romantic relationships, how to spot signs of relationship trouble, and more. .

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