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

September 25, 2018

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


Frozen meals labeled "Good Bowls"

Good Bowls: A recipe for health equity

May 29, 2018

Short-term and long-term health can be dictated by a paycheck, a home address, or another social determinant, but Good Bowls is a new initiative seeking to change that. Alice Ammerman, director of UNC … Continued


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

March 29, 2018

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

March 16, 2018

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


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New collaborative research project to provide a prescription for fruits and veggies

January 19, 2018

A new study led by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University will provide a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-ri … Continued


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UNC study shows need for increased support to North Carolina childcare workers

October 3, 2017

CHAPEL HILL- Teaching in child care is a rewarding and important job, yet 42% of the North Carolina adults who provide child care live below the national poverty threshold, 66% fight obesity, and 36% … Continued


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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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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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 … Continued


New Mediterranean-style diet pattern leads to weight loss and improved blood pressure

August 25, 2016

A UNC research study recently published in BMC Public Health shows that incorporating a Mediterranean-style diet is likely to facilitate weight loss and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hear … Continued