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“Our results showed that limiting access to certain foods – ‘restrictive feeding,’ as we call it – was related to a higher weight status in children,” said Dr. Myles Faith, the study’s senior investigator and associate professor of nutrition at the Gillings School.

“Our results showed that limiting access to certain foods was related to a higher weight status in children,” said Dr. Myles Faith, associate professor of nutrition. Photo by David Goehring.

Withholding certain foods from children may lead to weight gain, study finds

Many parents believe the best way to prevent their children from becoming obese is to limit their intake of calories or withhold particular types of foods altogether. A new study from the Gillings School’s Dr. Myles Faith challenges this belief. The study supports growing evidence that, in the long term, these tactics actually may produce the opposite effect.

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Left to right are clinical assistant professor and adviser Jeffrey Simms and team members Emilia Ndely, Camille Grant and Daniel Douthit.

Jeffrey Simms (left) and case competition team members

HPM students take first prize in NAHSE case competition

A three-person team of health policy and management graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were first-prize winners in the 19th annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition at the annual educational conference for the National Association of Healthcare Services Executives (NAHSE), held in Detroit.

Dr. Carol Folt

Folt named professor in Gillings School’s environmental sciences and engineering department

Carol Folt, PhD, chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received joint appointments as professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology and in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

Panelists at the event included (l-r) Drs. Valerie Ashby, Pamela Johnson Rowsey, Clara Lee, Anna Maria Siega-Riz and moderator Silvia Tomášková.

Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz (second from right)

Siega-Riz discusses her life and work as a woman scientist

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School’s associate dean for academic affairs, served as a panelist for a discussion about “Creating an Inclusive Climate for Female Faculty in the Sciences,” which focused upon recruitment and retention of female scientists and graduate students at Carolina.

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