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UNC Study Shows Food and Beverage Companies Exceed Caloric Cut Pledge

Release from UNC Gillings School of Public Health – September 17, 2014 (CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) 16 of the world’s largest food and beverage producing companies pledged to help reduce obesity of American families with children two to 18 years old … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results of the Effects of Tax in Mexico on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Energy Dense Non-Staple Foods

    The UNC Food Research Program team and the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) of Mexico conducted a study to estimate the effect of the one peso per liter tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico. Preliminary results, released … Continue reading

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Families with Preschoolers Bought Fewer High Calorie Beverages, Chris Ford’s Study shows

A new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, titled Are Food and Beverage Purchases in Households with Preschoolers Changing? A Longitudinal Analysis from 2000 to 2011, with lead author Chris Ford, shows that between 2000-2011 purchases of high calorie foods and … Continue reading

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Children’s Reported Energy Intake Falls; Later, Increases for Some

Recent research by UNCFRP team members and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers finds evidence of a decline in U.S. children’s reported energy intake in the early 2000s that is consistent with the previously identified obesity plateau that … Continue reading

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Study by Dalia Stern highlights impact of Caloric Beverages in Mexico

A new study by Dalia Stern found that caloric beverages were a main source of energy (calories) for children and adults in Mexico between 1999-2012. The study was first published online in The Journal of Nutrition April 17, and findings … Continue reading

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UNCFRP’s own Jennifer Poti awarded a 2014 Impact Award (UNC)

Jennifer Poti, PhD student and UNCFRP team member, was awarded a 2014 Impact Award by the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Impact Awards are awarded to recognize graduate students for contributions they are … Continue reading

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UNCFRP’s own Lindsey Smith is April Tar Heel of the Month

Lindsey Smith, UNCFRP team member and current PhD student is being honored by the UNC Dean of Students as the Tar Heel of the Month for April 2014. Lindsey is an example of excellence in action and has volunteered for … Continue reading

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Barry Popkin quoted in “Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade”

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted research findings from a CDC report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed a significant decrease in obesity rates among young children (ages 2 – 5) from 13.9% to … Continue reading

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Focus: Turning Point for US Diets?

New research published online January by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, [Epublication ahead of the print] shows the recession isn’t the reason for the leveling of obesity rates in the United States. The research was featured by UNC: “We … Continue reading

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News Feature: Fast Food & Child Obesity

Several news outlets featured research published in the January 2014 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by UNCFRP team member Jennifer Poti, Kiyah Duffey, and Barry Popkin, which investigated the connection between children’s diets and obesity. The Los Angeles Times wrote: … Continue reading

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