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Nutrition News

Dr. Hackney lectures in South America

June 30, 2008 Dr. Anthony Hackney of the University of North Carolina recently conducted a series of lectures on “Sports Nutrition and Exercise Performance” in Chile, South America during June. The lecture series is sponsored by the Chilean government and several universities in the country. Dr. Hackney has just completed directing a Study Aboard program… Read more »

UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

June 02, 2008 Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establish a Gillings Innovation Laboratory… Read more »

UNC health researchers explore how to take interactive video games to the next level

May 30, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Deborah Tate The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to explore how interactive digital games could be better designed to improve players’ health. Deborah Tate, PhD, will lead the study. UNC joins 11 other… Read more »

Children in N.C. child care not getting recommended amounts of healthy foods

May 27, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Dianne Ward Young children in child care centers are not eating the recommended amounts of whole grains, fruits or vegetables during their time at such centers, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dianne Ward, EdD, professor of nutrition, is one of the study’s… Read more »

UNC poverty center awards grant to Ammerman

May 20, 2008 Photograph, Dr. Alice Ammerman The UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, based in the School of Law, has awarded seed funding for projects proposed by UNC faculty members Maureen Berner of the School of Government, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor in the Department of Nutrition and director of the Center for… Read more »

Nutrition Coalition teaches kids about healthy eating

May 12, 2008 UNC Nutrition Coalition Students from the UNC Nutrition Coalition recently gave a hands-on presentation to youngsters and their families at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science, introducing them to some ideas about healthy eating and teaching them to make healthy snacks. Coalition co-president Mia Chabot, Megan Dean, Stephanie Lu, Michelle Tulley and… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

May 07, 2008 Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child, according to a new report by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   Photograph, Dr. Siega-Riz Anna Maria Siega-Riz,… Read more »

More than words: childbirth training change improves safety, cuts unnecessary procedures

April 30, 2008 Relatively inexpensive interventions were effective in helping health care providers in Latin America improve the way they treat mothers during labor and delivery, reducing bleeding and sometimes saving lives of women during childbirth, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health study released today in the… Read more »

UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

April 24, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine. Among the poorest nations in the world, Malawi is the site of the UNC Project, a research, care and… Read more »