Nutrition News

New study provides unprecedented baseline for evaluating food industry pledge to reduce calories

Jan. 17, 2013 A new study, titled “Food Companies’ Calorie-Reduction Pledges to Improve U.S. Diet,” published online Jan. 17 in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, provides an unprecedented analytic framework and plan for assessing future changes in the U.S. consumer goods food stream and measuring whether 16 food manufacturers, all members of the Healthy Weight… Read more »

Fussy babies spend more time in front of the TV, study finds

January 08, 2013 Moms, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use television to entertain and soothe infants who are more fussy and active, according to researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The finding adds to the growing body of knowledge… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Teaching Innovations Awards fund new opportunities in six public health classes

  December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities… Read more »

CDC study: Diabetes cases expected to rise in American youth

December 06, 2012   Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis The number of American youths with Type 2 diabetes could increase by almost 50 percent by the middle of this century, according to a study published in the December issue of Diabetes Care. The study includes research by Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, nutrition professor at the Gillings School of… Read more »

Siega-Riz to serve on NHLBI advisory board

December 03, 2012   Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and associate dean for academic affairs at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named for a three-year term as a member of the advisory council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of… Read more »

New Phi Beta Kappa members announced

November 27, 2012 Six Bachelor of Science in Public Health students at Gillings School of Global Public Health have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.   Among the 130 inductees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were: Gwen Yung-Hsin Hwarng, a junior majoring… Read more »

Using calcium supplements won’t improve bones, study finds

October 26, 2012 Boosting calcium intake, especially from supplements, won’t improve bone mass, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (PDF). Dr. John Anderson John J.B. Anderson, PhD, nutrition professor emeritus at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the study, which assessed benefits of… Read more »

Communication with non-diabetic family members may be key for African-Americans with diabetes

October 26, 2012   A new study published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine examines interactions between African-American adults living with diabetes and their non-diabetic family members. A key finding describes ‘family diabetes silence’ as stemming from unresolved family conflict, role confusion and concerns about not knowing what to say to family members… Read more »

School celebrates Food Day Oct. 24

October 24, 2012 An engaged coalition of students, faculty members and alumni has organized a series of events to promote the second annual Food Day, a national movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food developed by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and celebrated on Oct. 24.Chapel Hill’s Food Day was coordinated… Read more »