Nutrition News

Study unravels health impact, interplay of diet soft drinks and overall diet

March 28, 2012 Are diet sodas good or bad for you? The jury is still out, but a new UNC-led study sheds light on the impact that zero-calorie beverages may have on health, especially in the context of a person’s overall dietary habits.For the average person, the scientific evidence can seem confusing. A number of… Read more »

Stevens chosen for ASN’s Centrum Center Award

March 14, 2012 Dr. June Stevens June Stevens, PhD, American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) Distinguished Professor of nutrition and chair of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been chosen by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) to receive the 2012 Centrum Center Award.   The award… Read more »

Aspirin may counteract potential trans fat-related stroke risk in older women

March 01, 2012 Share   Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study shows. Dr. Ka He However, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin, according to the findings from… Read more »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

Weighing the difference: switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

February 13, 2012 Share   Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose four to five pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the March 2012 print issue of The American… Read more »

Advocating healthier school lunches: Ammerman and Hobbs featured in The Gazette

February 08, 2012 Share   This article by Gary Moss originally appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of The University Gazette. It is reprinted here with permission.   David Cavallo, left, and Alice Ammerman, second from left, meet at Chapel Hill High School with chef-trainer Ryan McGuire and kitchen manager Geneva Long to discuss the… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

Health director’s conference to feature Surgeon General, new National Prevention Strategy

January 12, 2012 Share   North Carolina will host the second in a series of national events that showcase the new National Prevention Strategy (NPS), when the North Carolina State Health Director’s meeting is held in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 26-27. NPS was called for by the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act and developed by the… Read more »

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Koh will speak at School’s May commencement

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Howard Koh Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. “Howard Koh is one of… Read more »