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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 … Continued


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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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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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 … Continued


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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 … Continued


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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 WRAL.com HILLSBOROUGH- The childhood obesity epidemic has brought many different ideas and approaches to helping children learn to eat more healthy … Continued


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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 … Continued


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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 … Continued


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SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Southern Regional Center of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention hosts webinar training series

August 25, 2015

Last week, the SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Southern Regional Center of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (RNECE-South) hosted the first of an ongoing series of training opportunities addressi … Continued


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 … Continued