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Nutrition News

School of Public Health supports UNC Smoke-Free Policy, effective Jan. 1, 2008

December 12, 2007 Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done. So begins a message distributed recently by the American Cancer Society. UNC Smoke-free on Jan. 1! It is a message well-timed for faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is promoting a new policy requiring… Read more »

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Children play harder and longer when their child care centers provide portable play equipment such as balls and jump ropes, more opportunities for active play, and physical activity training and education for staff and students, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School… Read more »

Coleman named one of first Working on Women in Science scholars

December 11, 2007 Photograph, Dr. Rosalind Coleman The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named the first fellows in the Working on Women in Science program, a campus-wide initiative to foster the advancement of women in science and medicine. Rosalind Coleman, MD, professor of nutrition in the School of Public Health and professor… Read more »

Doubled calorie intake from beverages likely contributes to adult obesity

November 20, 2007 It’s not just sugary sodas that are adding to the obesity crisis – it’s fruit drinks, alcohol and a combination of other high-calorie beverages, say University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers. And during the holidays, when eggnog, cocktails and spiced cider are abundant, the problem can… Read more »

New computer labs open in Rosenau Hall

November 07, 2007 Photograph of student using computer The School of Public Health, in collaboration with UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), has opened new computer laboratory and classroom spaces in 201 and 201A Rosenau Hall. The updated space and equipment replace the computer lab previously housed in 2307 and 2308 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. Felicia Mebane, PhD,… Read more »

March of Dimes honors Siega-Riz for work in maternal-fetal nutrition

  November 01, 2007 photograph, Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievement in research, education or… Read more »

First “Global Obesity Business Forum” convened in Chapel Hill

October 31, 2007 Senior food industry executives and many of the leading international nutrition scientists and medical experts convened Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 to address one of today’s most dangerous global health issues – obesity. Photograph of Dr. Barry Popkin The Global Obesity Business Forum is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC)… Read more »

Chancellor’s luncheon recognizes faculty who have won awards and honors

October 11, 2007 Twelve faculty members from the School of Public Health were honored recently at a Distinguished Faculty Awards Luncheon hosted by Chancellor James Moeser and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bernadette Gray-Little. The luncheon was held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center Carolina Club to celebrate faculty who have achieved significant professional… Read more »

Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases aims to improve lives

October 10, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched an Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to extend and enhance ongoing research efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. The institute, based in the School of Medicine, will build on the University’s current global health presence in… Read more »

School’s Nutrition Research Institute gearing up in Kannapolis, NC

  October 05, 2007 Fact: What we eat — and — how much — plays a huge role in how long and how well we live. Finding: Although nutrition recommendations often are made for the “average” person, we differ tremendously in our metabolism and nutrition requirements. Future: Soon, it may be possible to make individualized… Read more »