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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.

Latest Episode

The ABCs of School Nutrition

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School nutrition has been featured in many news stories lately, but how do all the recent policy changes impact your local schools? What can you do to improve the school food environment at your child’s school? Join us for a Twitter chat with Whitney Ajie and Leia Flure of University of Illinois Extension and Dr. Melissa Pflugh Prescott, assistant professor of school/childhood foods and nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, to learn what today’s school meals are really like.

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