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Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group hiring postdoctoral fellow

February 25, 2022

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIH-funded clinical … Continued


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HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, named as one of the world’s top experts in child care research

November 23, 2021

HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, has been recognized as a “World Expert” in child care by Expertscape, a service that ranks the expertise of researchers in biomedical fields. She is among the top 0.062% of pu … Continued


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New CDC tool aims to help communities promote more physical activity

December 2, 2020

Staying active is one of the most important ways to maintain good health. Among active Americans, walking and biking are some of the most popular recreations because they are easiest to adapt to the h … Continued


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UNC-Chapel Hill’s NAPSACC program receives national recognition as “best evidence for impact” on childhood obesity

May 23, 2019

A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that NAPSACC has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children. … Continued


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CDC renews HPDP’s center grant to study chronic disease prevention

May 13, 2019

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year renewal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent … Continued


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UNC at Chapel Hill researchers partner with Kentucky to address early childhood obesity with $3 million grant

September 25, 2018

Chapel Hill, NC – The Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department for Public H … Continued


UNC-Chapel Hill receives grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help child care bring fresh and local foods to children

March 16, 2018

Chapel Hill, NC – New resources for child care programs from the nationally recognized Go NAPSACC platform will incorporate the elements of farm-to-table eating starting in March 2018.  Researchers wi … Continued


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Ammerman named first Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition

April 28, 2017

Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has been named the inaugural … Continued


New Mediterranean-style diet pattern leads to weight loss and improved blood pressure

August 25, 2016

A UNC research study recently published in BMC Public Health shows that incorporating a Mediterranean-style diet is likely to facilitate weight loss and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hear … 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