Skip to main content

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

Jessica Soldavini Headshot

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

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 … Read more

HPDP employee establishes community garden project

August 25, 2016

A recently established garden project at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) and other surrounding areas acts as a haven for staff and community members to relax and medi … 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

Tony Locklear, Daniella Uslan, Molly De Marco and Alexandra Lightfoot celebrate De Marco's award for engaged research

De Marco receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for research

March 31, 2016

Molly De Marco, PhD, Research Fellow and project director in the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) and research assistant professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School … Read more

Caring and Reaching for Health (CARE) Logo

Women’s Health Month Highlight: CARE (Caring and Reaching for Health)

March 23, 2016

This story is the second in our series celebrating research by and for women in celebration of Women’s History Month. Read the first story in the series. By Merve Sherifi, 2016 Communications Intern C … Read more

Students rate healthy lunch options

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

No Kid Hungry NC Logo

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