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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

HPDP community partner chosen as Food Justice Fellow

April 4, 2011

Rev. William Kearney has been selected as a Food Justice Fellow by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The program selected 15 fellows in its first national search for people of faith to connect with the … Continued

New HPDP partnership grant to guide workplace wellness

March 1, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC–NC Prevention Partners (NCPP), in partnership with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has received a one-year grant from the national Centers for Disease Cont … Continued

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. … Continued

HOPE accounts offers help to make New Year’s resolutions a reality

January 4, 2011

The most popular New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, getting an education and saving money. However, most people who make resolutions give them within a few months. A progra … Continued

HPDP welcomes CDC Prevention Specialist

November 23, 2010

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is pleased to welcome its first Public Health Prevention Specialist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Melissa … Continued

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

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