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Obesity Prevention Shifts to State’s Youngest Children

September 10, 2013

RALEIGH – With obesity rates at an all time high and health costs increasing, researchers from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) recently participated in a task force c … Read more

HPDP researchers lead training sessions for obesity prevention and evaluation programs in California

July 8, 2013

The rise in obesity rates in the United States has led to many interventions designed to combat obesity, but these programs are not always evaluated to determine whether or not they are working. Resea … Read more

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Training with HPDP’s CBPR Core leads to engaged research at the University of Iowa

July 7, 2013

Barbara Baquero, a Kellogg Health Scholar at  the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from 2010 to 2012, is continuing her work in community-based participatory research (CBPR) at t … Read more

Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group presents at national conference

May 22, 2013

The Children’s Healthy Weight research group from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) shared their research with the 2013 National Smart Start Conference in Greensboro on … Read more

Study validates weight loss program, brings weight loss research into the real world

March 1, 2013

Weight management programs that focus on behavior change can be effective in leading to weight loss, but most are done in controlled settings. As a result, it is often difficult to know whether the in … Read more

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

October 18, 2012

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 … Read more

Study aims at improving health of American Indians

October 11, 2012

American Indian children have a far greater risk of developing childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes than any other ethnic group in the United States. But little attention has been focused on the oppo … Read more

HPDP researchers team with Duke to improve family child care homes

June 22, 2012

A new $3.3 million project to simultaneously combat childhood obesity and help home-based child care owners adopt healthy practices will be undertaken by a partnership between researchers at the Unive … Read more

UNC researchers find child-care facilities can do more to promote healthy eating and physical activity among preschoolers

September 2, 2011

Eating and physical activity habits for a lifetime can develop at an early age, and many children spend most of their days in child-care settings. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at … Read more

Carter-Edwards joins HPDP as deputy director for research and operations

July 25, 2011

Lori Carter-Edwards has joined the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as the new Deputy Director for Research and Operations. Carter-Edwards’ career as an academic researcher has s … Read more