#askACES Twitter chat Aug. 30: The ABCs of School Nutrition

August 21, 2018

URBANA, Ill. - How have school meals changed since the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 was passed? What role does a school nutrition program play in addressing childhood obesity?

School nutrition has been featured in many news stories lately, but how do all the recent policy changes impact local schools? What can parents do to improve the school food environment at their child’s school? Join us for a Twitter chat with Whitney Ajie and Leia Flure of University of Illinois Extension and Melissa Pflugh Prescott, assistant professor of school/childhood foods and nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, on Thursday, Aug. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. CT to learn what today’s school meals are really like.

How can you take part in this exciting conversation?

  1. Go to Twitter. Type in #askACES. Click the “Latest” tab. Watch the questions and answers from noon-1 p.m. CT.
  2. Ask your own questions and contribute to this conversation by including #askACES with your question.
  3. If you aren’t on Twitter, watch the live feed at http://research.aces.illinois.edu/askACES. If you have a question, but can’t participate in the live chat, send it to jshike@illinois.edu.
  4. Watch ACES social media (Twitter and Facebook) for a follow-up podcast with Ajie, Flure, and Pflugh Prescott.

Don’t miss the discussion on Aug. 30. Your questions are important to us as we discuss this important topic.


The College of ACES is excited to host this series of chats - #askACES - on Twitter addressing some of the hot topics in social media today. Recently, we’ve discussed a variety of topics from water quality with Dr. Laura Christianson, Dr. Paul Davidson and Jonathan Coppess to nutrition labeling with Dr. Brenna Ellison, Dr. Anna Arthur, and Dr. Jennifer McCaffrey. Our goal is to distribute sound science on social media and provide the public an opportunity to engage in a conversation and ask their questions about these topics. We would love to have you join us on Twitter for these chats and contribute to the conversation. Or, listen to the follow-up podcasts at http://research.aces.illinois.edu/askACES.

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