December 5, 2022 Evenson collaborates with RTI International on sedentary behavior research, and Ng authors commentary for Health Affairs on food assistance programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 2022 Messages that emphasize the health and environmental benefits of participating in Meatless Monday are an effective way to encourage people to eat less meat, according to new findings from Gillings School researchers.
Nutrition claims on sugary fruit drinks can lead to less healthy choices for children, new study finds
March 8, 2022 Parents are more likely to choose a fruit drink with added sugar for their young child when the drink’s packaging includes nutrition-related claims, according to a new study that features research from the Gillings School.