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Pictured: Participating members of the Green Duke Community Garden

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative aims to build economic security, improve health outcomes and contribute to community-based research literature to address those affected by inequity in North Carolina. We achieve these goals by collaborating with representatives from all affected groups and focusing on our key strategies: 

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Together We Grow

We work alongside community partners to grow and harvest healthy foods while promoting local economies and creating economic opportunities for small farmers.


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Together We Address Hunger

Our team seeks to end hunger in North Carolina and around the country by helping to identify innovative solutions to nutrition insecurity and food access with a special focus on ending hunger for children. Carolina Hunger Initiative focuses on increasing access to healthy foods served through underutilized federal child nutrition programs statewide and provides nutrition education in Orange County.


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Together We Listen

We facilitate community conversations on the relationship between poverty, racism and food insecurity to develop action plans to strengthen community food access.


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Together We Move

We develop coalitions that address the intersection of health and the built environment to create community spaces where people can be active.

A Look Back…


End of Year Report – English
End of Year Report – Español