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Nutrition News

‘100% Vitamin C’ marketing claims increase appeal of sugary fruit drinks

March 24, 2020
Sugar-sweetened beverages are a major factor in the obesity epidemic among both children and adults, and fruit-flavored drinks with added sugar are by far the most popular variety of these among children. In a new study, UNC researchers examine how adding vitamin claims, fruit images and health warnings to the labels of fruit drinks affected consumers’ perceptions.

Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Gillings School Responds

March 16, 2020
As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.

Soldavini receives inaugural UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize

March 11, 2020
Jessica Soldavini, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition at the Gillings School, is the winner of the first-ever UNC Greensboro/North Carolina Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Prize in the graduate student category. She received a $500 award during the 2020 PACE Conference.

Chilean policies reduce purchases of unhealthy beverages by 24%: the first national evaluation of the impact of a front-of-the-package food label law

February 11, 2020
Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016, was the first national regulation to jointly mandate front-of-package warning labels, restrict child-directed marketing, and ban the sale in schools of all foods and beverages containing added sugars, sodium or saturated fats exceeding set thresholds (also called “high-in” food and beverages).

Gordon-Larsen appointed to NIH Advisory Committee

January 7, 2020
Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen is a professor of nutrition and the associate dean for research at the Gillings School. Recently, she was appointed to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Advisory Council.