September 8, 2022 Dr. John Batsis and colleagues' analysis of Medicare’s annual wellness visits finds that the one-size-fits-all approach needs an upgrade to truly help seniors live more healthy lives.
Healthy Helping program made fruits and vegetables affordable for more North Carolinians during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 1, 2022 North Carolinians living on low incomes who received a monthly fruit and vegetable benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic enjoyed the flexibility to choose more and a greater variety of nutritious foods during a time of profound food insecurity.
August 18, 2022 Two teams of researchers from the Gillings School attempt to answer this question as part of the Policies and Programs section of the July issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.
August 17, 2022 Dr. Melinda Beck has been named the interim chair of the Gillings School's Department of Nutrition, beginning September 1. She has been a faculty member at UNC since 1992 and joined the nutrition faculty in 1996.
August 10, 2022 The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $4 million to support a collaboration between the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center that will provide career advancement for nutrition, obesity and diabetes researchers from underrepresented groups and, ultimately, diversify the research workforce dedicated to investigating these chronic conditions.
For people with diabetes, food insecurity is linked with higher odds of missing work, being hospitalized
July 25, 2022 Three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers studied the associations between food insecurity, health-related missed workdays and overnight hospitalizations among working-age adults with Type 2 diabetes.
July 22, 2022 The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition — the licensing board for dietitians/nutritionists and nutritionists in the state — has elected Amanda Holliday to serve as its board chair for 2022-2023.
July 22, 2022 Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine and chair of the Department of Nutrition, has been appointed dean of The Graduate School, effective September 1.
July 12, 2022 The Gillings School's Food Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative team is partnering with the Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center in Duplin County, N.C., to invest in nutrition and education for community youth.
July 6, 2022 Dr. Raz Shaikh has been named director-at-large for nutrition science mechanisms on the American Society for Nutrition's board of directors.