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UNC experts contribute to new recommendations, tools to combat early childhood obesity

June 7, 2011

A new national report offers policy recommendations to curb the high rates of obesity among America’s youngest children. The report, issued by the Institute of Medicine, includes guidelines such as li … Read more

HPDP recognized for CBPR expertise by national committee

May 20, 2011

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has been recognized for its dedication to community-based participatory research by a national committee of community experts. The Prevention … Read more

PALS helps families manage diabetes together

March 2, 2011

Many challenges, especially related to weight loss, are made easier with support from friends and family. Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention are testing to see w … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

New training offers evidence-based education without expense

October 30, 2009

A new web-based training will give health practitioners, community members and public health professionals access to current and effective strategies to prevent childhood obesity free of charge. The C … Read more