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Former HPDP student continues prevention research in hometown

September 15, 2010

Rachel Tabak received her doctorate in nutrition from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in May and recently began her new career as a post-doctoral research scientist. However, her new w … Continued


Former HPDP student works for earthquake relief with UNICEF

July 7, 2010

Former HPDP graduate research assistant Amber Canto has used her experiences at HPDP to help her with her new position treating acute malnutrition among Haitian earthquake victims. A former HPDP gradu … Continued


HPDP intern pushes pedals instead of paper

June 15, 2010

Charles LePrevost knew his summer internship at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) would be different than most of his classmates’ internships, but he could not have pre … Continued


UNC study throws a lifeline to parents of young children

June 8, 2010

Parents of young children face days filled with demands and challenges, often on little sleep and frayed patience. A study at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) aims to … Continued


Early childhood nutrition program recommended by First Lady’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity

May 24, 2010

A program designed by researchers at the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to reduce obesity in preschool children was recommended by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity l … Continued


Church garden hopes to cultivate good health

May 10, 2010

A new partnership between the Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church, pastored by Reverend Carson Jones, and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) seeks to cultivate bette … Continued


Childhood obesity task force issues recommendations

April 21, 2010

A state legislative task force seeking to reduce childhood obesity in North Carolina sought advice from a number of experts, including Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion a … Continued


Weight Wise leads to weight loss through local health departments

March 22, 2010

A project at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) has found that a weight loss program based in local health departments can lead to significant weight loss and improved h … Continued


Ammerman’s work in local foods highlighted

March 15, 2010

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the innovative approaches Alice Ammerman and her colleagues are taking in the area of local, sustainable agriculture. Ammerman is the director of the UNC Cent … Continued


New catering guide emphasizes vendors’ commitment to using local foods

March 15, 2010

A new catering guide will help event organizers at UNC Chapel Hill to find food vendors who strive to use local foods and farm products as much as possible. Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Pr … Continued