2018 Dallas Food For Thought Series

First3Years has been offering local Food for Thought (FFT)  training events throughout the state of Texas for more than 35 years. This interactive series highlights current research and best practices offering thought provoking topics (food for thought). Additionally, each event provides a meal (lunch or breakfast) offering a time of networking in each community as we gather to advance our professional practice and understanding in the field.

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Up Next:

May 25th | 11:00AM – 1:00PM |

Sponge Bob and Sesame Street: A discussion on children’s
screen time

Join us on May 25th for an important discussion with Dr. Jackie Nelson about Screen Time and Young Children.

In this session, we’ll discuss current screen time recommendations for children, content analyses of television programming, and empirical developmental research with goals of understanding (1) how television viewing affects children – the good, the (neutral), and the ugly, (2) what role parents have in children’s viewing, and (3) how parents’ screen use affects children.

Speaker: Dr. Jackie Nelson

Dr. Jackie Nelson is an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research examines family stress, parent-child conflict interactions and relationship quality, and children’s social-emotional development. Dr. Nelson earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Elon University and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.



Registration Times: 11:00-11:30AM

Session Times: 11:30-1:00PM

1.5 CEUs will be provided for each session


Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas TX 75204



Non-Member: $25 Per Session

Member: $18 Per Session

Student Non-Member: $15 Per Session*

Student Member: $10 Per Session*


*Email us at info@first3yearstx.org to receive student discount code.