November 5, 2020 The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center's Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Program has received funding to establish a process to increase the number of new investigators from underrepresented minority groups who become established investigators in nutrition and obesity research.
October 19, 2020 Twenty students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four of the departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.
October 16, 2020 Food insecurity impacts more than 1.4 million people in North Carolina. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, these numbers have increased. Dr. Alice Ammerman is leading one innovative approach to a solution: creating standardized procedures for food vendors to safely donate excess prepared food.
October 12, 2020 Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research.
As COVID-19 highlights obesity’s harms, clear labels on unhealthy foods emerge as key strategy to improve nutrition
October 2, 2020 A new guide offers a roadmap for countries seeking to adopt front-of-package nutrition labels.
August 26, 2020 A new analysis, led by the Gillings School's Dr. Barry Popkin, shows that obesity plays a major role in the severity of consequences experienced by people who become infected with the novel coronavirus.
August 18, 2020 The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and UNC Health worked with Chatham County and N.C. State Extension partners to create a one-stop food hub at Bray Park in Siler City. The hub offers free meals and non-perishable foods for low-income customers as well as meals for purchase from local restaurants and farmers struggling to remain solvent during the pandemic.
July 29, 2020 A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that United States household purchases of foods and beverages containing caloric sweeteners declined between 2002 and 2018. However, purchases of products containing both caloric sweeteners and nonnutritive sweeteners increased.
July 22, 2020 Funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and Sanofi will allow the Department of Nutrition to continue research and service projects to study and address the effects of COVID-19 on several nutrition-related issues.
No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures
July 21, 2020 Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, a UNC-Chapel Hill organization is reducing that stress.