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Spring Dawson-McClure, an investigator on the Kohl's Fav5 Club project, serves samples to students at Grady Brown Elementary. Students in Orange County Schools rate new healthy menu options at Try-Day Friday

  Click here to see a news story on this project from WRAL.com HILLSBOROUGH- The childhood obesity epidemic has brought many different ideas and approaches to helping children learn to eat more healthy foods, and making Spring Dawson-McClure, an i …

Dr. Alex Lightfoot Lightfoot honored by APHA for community-based public health research

Dr. Alex Lightfoot Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, received the 2015 Tom Bruce Award at a Nov. 3 meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Lightfoot is a research assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings Sc …

HPDP researchers present their work at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention presented their work at 16 sessions of the 2015 American Public Health Association Meeting held in Chicago, IL this week. See the full list of presentations and poster sessions b …

image007 No Kid Hungry receives Friend of School Nutrition Award from NC Department of Public Instruction

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction awarded No Kid Hungry North Carolina the Friend of School Nutrition Award at the annual School Nutrition Conference on November 2nd. The award is given to advocates who support school nutrition beyond …