More evidence that pandemic-era Healthy Helping program improved diet quality for North Carolinians with food insecurity
November 10, 2022
A new study underscores the positive impact of the Healthy Helping produce prescription program that provided North Carolinians facing food insecurity with $40 a month to spend on fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preserving and promoting breastfeeding support in Appalachia
October 26, 2022
As part of a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Gillings nutrition experts partnered with community breastfeeding advocates to co-develop a study exploring the challenges that lactation professionals and supporters experience in Appalachia.
Humanitarian Health Initiative supports frontline response to improve maternal and child health in Sierra Leone
October 17, 2022
The Humanitarian Health Initiative worked with Sierra Leone nongovernmental organization Rural Health Care Initiative to increase the impact of its response to the country’s maternal mortality crisis.
October 10, 2022
Gillings research makes an impact! Levintow, Kahkoska and Thompson receive new research funding, Popkin lends expertise to the FDA, and the Baric Lab studies therapy options to reduce long COVID.
Doctors assess opportunities gained, lost through Medicare’s annual wellness visits
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.
Beck to serve as interim chair for Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition
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.