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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 … Read more


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 … Read more

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Women’s Health Month Highlight: CARE (Caring and Reaching for Health)

March 23, 2016

This story is the second in our series celebrating research by and for women in celebration of Women’s History Month. Read the first story in the series. By Merve Sherifi, 2016 Communications Intern C … Read more


Five states selected to pilot GO NAPSACC and improve health habits in young children

October 1, 2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Go NAPSACC is a North Carolina child care initiative that is expanding into five new states. Go NAP SACC is an online tool that helps child care programs foster healthy eating and … Read more

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Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

October 13, 2014

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded UNC researchers from the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food label … Read more

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Workplace intervention promotes healthy child care workers

April 2, 2014

The health and wellness of NC child care workers will will be getting a boost thanks to a new intervention program at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Care2BWell, which is d … Read more

Partnership with NC American Indian communities leads to healthy changes

May 30, 2013

After more than five years community collaboration, researchers at the UNC Office of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention are continuing to fight health disparities in North Carolina American I … 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

HPDP Welcomes Public Health Prevention Service Fellow

January 18, 2013

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is pleased to welcome Daniella Uslan as a CDC Public Health Prevention Service Fellow focusing on sustainable agriculture initiatives. … 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