Posts Categorized: Nutrition News

Bellagio Declaration asks for protection from Big Food, Big Soda lobbying

Sept. 20, 2013 Public health and nutrition scientists are calling for greater efforts to protect healthy food policies from being undermined by the lobbying forces of multinational food corporations, or “Big Food” and “Big Soda,” as they have been called.   The call to action, known as “The Bellagio Declaration,” was made at the International… Read more »

NCIOM task force addresses early childhood obesity

Sept. 10, 2013   Researchers from the Gillings School of Global Public Health participated this week in a task force convened by the N.C. Institute of Medicine to develop strategies targeting obesity in children from birth to age five. Alice Ammerman, DrPH, nutrition professor and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease… Read more »

Ammerman leads ‘Food Explorers’ in NC schools, helps kids choose healthy school lunches

Sept. 4, 2013   A research team led by Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has instituted a new program this fall called Food Explorers, a social marketing campaign designed to promote healthy lunch menus and increased fruit and vegetable consumption in Rockingham County (N.C.) Schools…. Read more »

Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarthritis, study finds

Aug. 29, 2013   A new study finds that adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to 2.5 hours per week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a six-year follow-up period. Study participants who engaged in the highest levels of physical activity – up to five… Read more »

Gillings student, lecturer win dissertation awards

July 18, 2013   Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, are recipients of the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 prize to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Shellie Ellis Ellis, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Adair selected for Center for Scientific Review study section

 July 16, 2013 Linda S. Adair, PhD, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific… Read more »

Adair selected for Center for Scientific Review study section

July 16, 2013 Dr. Linda Adair Dr. Linda S. Adair, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement… Read more »

UNC offers global opportunities for Gillings School students

June 25, 2013   Thirteen students from Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded financial support to work and study abroad, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced.   UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives presented eight of the awards, which were funded through private gifts to the UNC Global Education… Read more »

Youth with Type 1 diabetes still may produce insulin with proper nutrition

June 24, 2013   The addition of foods rich in branched-chain amino acids and long-chain omega 3s could help youth diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes keep producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis. Dr. Mayer-Davis Those are the findings of a new study led by Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, professor… Read more »

Study finds relationship of calcium to brain lesions in older adults

June 21, 2013 A study co-authored by UNC’s John J.B. Anderson, PhD, has found a relationship between calcium levels and the presence of white-matter lesions in the brain, particularly in men and in people with depression.   Dr. John Anderson Anderson is professor emeritus of nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and… Read more »