Category Archives: Barry Popkin

Guardian: Americans cutting calorie intake but junk food proves a hard habit to kick

A new article in The Guardian, titled Americans cutting calorie intake but junk food proves a hard habit to kick, features UNCFRP research from a January article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and commentary by Dr. Barry Popkin. The … 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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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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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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Barry Popkin quoted by The Economist in “Food companies: Food for thought”

The Economist’s Special Report: Obesity, discusses the part played by food companies and industry in the fight against flab – highlighting various approaches to creating and marketing “healthier” products, and the challenges from the public and shareholders in doing so. … 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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