UNC Study: Improvements in WIC packaging led to overall food choice improvements
An improvement in the food choices and nutritional content of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), packages has produced analogous changes in overall food purchase habits among program participants. Those are the findings in a new study from the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. The study,… Read more »
Gillings School joins others refusing funding from foundation
February 7, 2018 Dean Barbara K. Rimer has added the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health to 18 other schools of public health in a statement refusing funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The foundation’s purported mission is to reduce “illness and death from smoking” and lists as… Read more »
Study documents trends in food and beverage consumption by infants and toddlers
May 9, 2017
A new study by doctoral candidate Gandarvaka Miles calls for policy guidance and caretaker education to help infants and toddlers achieve healthy diets.
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
February 20, 2017
By 2020, legal marijuana sales in the U.S. will generate more annual revenue than will the National Football League. However, growing the plant has serious repercussions for the environment, according to a new study by Dr. William Vizuete and a U.K. colleague.
Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories
Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013 One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »