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Ammerman named first Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition

April 28, 2017

Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has been named the inaugural … Read more

UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2016 Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger and educational success for children in foster care

April 24, 2017

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 20, 2017) – Faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and soc … Read more

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No Kid Hungry Graduate Research Assistant, Jessica Soldavini, receives Community Engagement Fellowship

April 10, 2017

Jessica Soldavini, a Graduate Research Assistant for No Kid Hungry, recently received a Community Engagement Fellowship for her Food for the Summer project. The Community Engagement Fellowship program … Read more

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HPDP Research Fellow honored by Obesity Society

November 15, 2016

“The impact of their work will be felt for many years to come.” Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, a fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), was recently awarded the the 20 … Read more


Go NAPSACC program revamps their website

August 1, 2016

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care program, currently known as Go NAPSACC, recently revamped their website. Besides the updated look, the new renovations to the website … Read more

Partnership Spotlight: Exploring Six Years of Community Engagement

May 2, 2016

  How can you see the impact of engaged research? Sometimes all you need to do is look at what’s being served to drink at the church potluck dinners. Linda Riggins began working with researchers … Read more

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Students in Orange County Schools rate new healthy menu options at Try-Day Friday

December 22, 2015

Click here to see a news story on this project from HILLSBOROUGH- The childhood obesity epidemic has brought many different ideas and approaches to helping children learn to eat more healthy … Read more

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

November 4, 2015

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 gi … Read more


Five states selected to pilot GO NAPSACC and improve health habits in young children

October 1, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Go NAPSACC is a North Carolina child care initiative that is expanding into five new states. Go NAP SACC is an online tool that helps child care programs foster healthy eating and … Read more

HPDP researchers partner with Cornell to prevent childhood obesity and boost bottom line for NC farmers

August 20, 2015

Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention are working as part of a national project to study whether making fresh produce easily accessible to low-income families will … Read more