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HPDP community partner chosen as Food Justice Fellow

April 4, 2011

Rev. William Kearney has been selected as a Food Justice Fellow by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The program selected 15 fellows in its first national search for people of faith to connect with the … Continued


Ammerman, Linnan, and Lorch receive public service awards

March 26, 2011

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention congratulates Alice Ammerman, Laura Linnan, and Claire Lorch for their awards in community service to be presented on April 1. Dr. Ammerman, … Continued


New HPDP partnership grant to guide workplace wellness

March 1, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC–NC Prevention Partners (NCPP), in partnership with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has received a one-year grant from the national Centers for Disease Cont … Continued


UNC-CH team needs votes to create new program to fight childhood obesity

January 31, 2011

A team of students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hoping to ride their Little Red Wagon to victory in a competition for the best new ideas in tackling public health problems. … Continued


HPDP researchers help bring FoodCorps to NC

January 24, 2011

North Carolina has been selected as one of 10 states to pilot FoodCorps, a new national AmeriCorps school garden and Farm-to-School service program that aims to serve vulnerable children by improving … Continued


Eating our words

January 24, 2011

The phrase “eating your words” took on a new meaning when the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health department of nutrition hosted a group of prospective graduate school students as part of an e … Continued


HOPE accounts offers help to make New Year’s resolutions a reality

January 4, 2011

The most popular New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, getting an education and saving money. However, most people who make resolutions give them within a few months. A progra … Continued


HPDP welcomes CDC Prevention Specialist

November 23, 2010

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is pleased to welcome its first Public Health Prevention Specialist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Melissa … Continued


Campbell discusses dieter’s paradox with The Wall Street Journal

November 9, 2010

HPDP Research Fellow Marci Campbell, who leads the HOPE projects and is a professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses how consumers often confuse eating health … Continued


Ammerman to discuss link between sustainable local food systems and health Thursday

October 11, 2010

Local food has become very trendy.  There are plenty of good arguments in favor of the local food movement, many regarding protecting the environment and a way of life for small farmers.  But does eat … Continued