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Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group hiring postdoctoral fellow

February 25, 2022

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIH-funded clinical … Continued


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HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, named as one of the world’s top experts in child care research

November 23, 2021

HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, has been recognized as a “World Expert” in child care by Expertscape, a service that ranks the expertise of researchers in biomedical fields. She is among the top 0.062% of pu … Continued


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

July 21, 2020

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


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Soldavini receives inaugural UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize

March 19, 2020

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


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

October 7, 2019

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


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UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study innovative weight loss program for primary care patients

June 10, 2019

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institut … Continued


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

May 23, 2019

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


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CDC renews HPDP’s center grant to study chronic disease prevention

May 13, 2019

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year renewal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent … Continued


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

February 20, 2019

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


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

January 11, 2019

  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