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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

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 research fellows join HPDP

February 5, 2010

Three new research fellows recently joined the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Center currently has 36 research fellows who come from a number of UNC departments and school … Read more

Studies show preschoolers not getting enough active playtime

December 4, 2009

Many young children in child care centers do not have the opportunity to get the recommended length of active playtime and little research has been done to find ways to improve physical activity in pr … 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

Picture Me Healthy: photo-based inquiry for youth expression informs policy and environmental change

June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009 Picture Me Healthy: Photo-Based Inquiry for Youth Expression Informs Policy and Environmental Change Lara Khalil, MPH, RD, Project Director for Healthy Eating Research Participants took p … Read more

Five more years of health promotion and disease prevention research

March 30, 2009

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) will continue to be a part of a major federal network of prevention research centers until at least 2014. The Centers for Disease Cont … Read more