Posts Categorized: Nutrition News

Higher prices for fast food, soda lead to weight reductions, lower diabetes risk

March 08, 2010 A new study that followed participants for 20 years shows both weight and risk for diabetes decreased for people in communities where fast food prices increased. Dr. Barry Popkin The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, led by Barry Popkin, PhD, and published in the March 8, 2010, issue of… Read more »

U.S. children snacking more; junk calories leading the rise

March 02, 2010 Dr. Barry Popkin Children in the United States are snacking more than ever before on salty chips, candy and other junk food, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study led by Barry Popkin, PhD, and nutrition doctoral student Carmen Piernas.   Carmen Piernas The increase in snacking,… Read more »

Global health defined as public health in ASPH commentary

February 12, 2010 Dr. Peggy Bentley (WASHINGTON) — Global health and public health are indistinguishable, according to a commentary published by a working group of the Association of Schools of Public Health’s Global Health Committee in the Feb. 13 issue of The Lancet. Peggy Bentley, PhD, associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings… Read more »

School mourns death of Dr. Jessie Satia

February 05, 2010 Dr. Jessie Satia With great sadness, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the death Feb. 4, 2010, of Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity. Dr. Satia, 39, died at her home in Chapel Hill after a long… Read more »

Ammerman joins new state council on sustainable local foods

February 04, 2010 Dr. Alice Ammerman University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health nutrition professor Alice Ammerman, DrPH, has joined a new state council focused on improving policies and access to local, sustainable food in North Carolina.   The North Carolina Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council held its first meeting Tuesday, Feb…. Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

UNC study: Preschoolers in child care centers not active enough

December 17, 2009 Many young children in child care centers are not getting as much active playtime as they should, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A study published in the December 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics found only 13.7 percent of child care centers in North… Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa inducts nine undergraduates from UNC public health school

December 08, 2009 Nine of the 146 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this fall hail from four departments in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The students, all from North Carolina, include: Kateland Elizabeth Branch, a senior nutrition major, daughter of Robert and Ann Branch of… Read more »

Nutrition’s Campbell awarded NIH Challenge Grant to bring HOPE to eastern North Carolina

November 19, 2009 Dr. Marci Campbell Marci Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $954,000 National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant to provide support to low-income women in rural eastern North Carolina to lose weight, become financially literate, and move out of poverty…. Read more »

UNC study to examine if nutritional supplements protect HIV-positive mothers, infants in Africa

October 08, 2009 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $2.2 million grant to find out if simple nutritional supplements, fortified with micronutrients and essential fats, protect the health of HIV-positive women and their infants after weaning. Dr. Peggy Bentley Margaret “Peggy” Bentley, PhD, professor of nutrition and associate… Read more »