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HWCF Evaluation Highlighted in News Reports of 6.4 Trillion Calorie Reduction

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation press release highlighting UNCFRP research to evaluate the HWCF pledge to cut calories from the food supply was featured in stories from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Reuters, and several other … Continue reading

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Daily Tar Heel reports on UNC Food Research Program

The student newspaper for the University of North Carolina reported on the our UNC Food Research Program’s effort to find out what America is eating. Six years ago, 16 food manufacturers pledged to cut one trillion calories from the marketplace … Continue reading

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UNCFRP featured in AP’s “What do we eat? New food map will tell us”

Associated Press reporter Mary Clare Jalonick outlines our Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Evaluation in an article titled “What do we eat? New food map will tell us” published May 20, 2013. Popkin and his researchers are hoping their project will … Continue reading

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Barry Popkin featured in University Gazette (UNC)

Barry Popkin, PhD is featured in UNC’s most recent University Gazette; in an article titled Unlikely path led economist to a life of global public health, written by Courtney Mitchell. The first time Barry Popkin visited Chapel Hill, he was an economist and … Continue reading

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Upcoming HWCF Evaluation highlighted in Wall Street Journal

In the March 30, 2013 edition of the Wall Street Journal, this article featured a preview of our UNCFRP team’s upcoming “report card” on the HWCF Evaluation. In 2010, 16 food and drink makers made the joint pledge to shave one … Continue reading

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Barry Popkin quoted by USA Today in “Critics attack Coke’s anti-obesity ad”

Nanci Hellmich writes, in a USA Today article titled Critics attack Coke’s anti-obesity ad: A new Coca-Cola ad, which encourages people to come together to fight obesity, is drawing fire from consumer advocates and obesity experts. The two-minute video, appearing Monday … Continue reading

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Upcoming HWCF Progress Report Mentioned by The Economist in “The World is Fat”

In The Economist’s The World in 2013 print edition, health-care correspondent Charlotte Howard discusses the threat obesity poses to both health systems and economies worldwide. She proposes “The Economist Diet” with specific policy advice and touches on the struggle between … Continue reading

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Popkin in HBO’s “The Weight of the Nation” Documentary Series

Released in HBO Documentary Films and the Institute of Medicine in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente present “The Weight of the Nation”.  … Continue reading

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