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No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures

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Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, an organization at UNC-Chapel Hill is reducing that stress. No Kid Hu … Continued



Food for All Partnership convenes urgent meeting about COVID-19 impact on food systems

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UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All Partnership convened an urgent virtual meeting on March 18 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in North Carolina and potential responses. The partnership i … Continued



Soldavini receives inaugural UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize

Photo of Jessica Soldavini receiving her award with Board member and faculty winner

Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LDN, is the winner of the UNCG/NCCC inaugural Engaged Scholarship Prize in the graduate student category. Soldavini is a graduate research assistant with No Kid Hungry Nort … Continued



Soldavini receives two-year predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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Jessica Soldavini, a graduate research assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), has received a prestigious predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of … Continued



UNC-Chapel Hill’s NAPSACC program receives national recognition as “best evidence for impact” on childhood obesity

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A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that NAPSACC has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children. … Continued



N.C. Child Hunger Leaders Conference connects nutrition, health, and education

Mandy Cohen speaks at a No Kid Hungry event

Nearly 350 people gathered in Chapel Hill on February 13, 2019 for the North Carolina Child Hunger Leaders Conference, where the theme this year was “Use Your Voice: Stories and Strategies to Feed Mor … Continued



Eight states join Go NAPSACC, UNC-Chapel Hill’s web-based health promotion tool for child care programs

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  Chapel Hill, NC – In 2019, Go NAPSACC will be in 20 states working to improve the health of young children. Developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Go NAPSACC is an online … Continued



UNC at Chapel Hill researchers partner with Kentucky to address early childhood obesity with $3 million grant

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Chapel Hill, NC – The Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department for Public H … Continued



Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group hosts visit from Australian research fellow

Serene Yoong speaking at Children's Healthy Weight Research Group event

The Children’s Healthy Weight Research (CHWR) group was fortunate to host a visit from Dr. Serene Yoong, a post-doctoral research fellow from the School of Medicine and Public Health at The University … Continued



UNC-Chapel Hill receives grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help child care bring fresh and local foods to children

Chapel Hill, NC – New resources for child care programs from the nationally recognized Go NAPSACC platform will incorporate the elements of farm-to-table eating starting in March 2018.  Researchers wi … Continued