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Caitlin Lowery receives poster award at UNC’s Graduate Research and Policy Expo

April 18, 2022

Caitlin Lowery, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill and a researcher at the Global Food Research Program, won first prize in the Graduate Research and Policy Expo (GRaPE), organized by UNC’s policy group (SPAG).Lowery's poster was entitled "Was a short-term COVID-relief fruit and vegetable subsidy program associated with changes in…

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Picture warnings on sodas? A promising tool to fight childhood obesity

February 1, 2022

A study published today in the journal PLOS Medicine is the first to examine in a realistic setting whether pictorial health warnings on sugary drinks — like juice and soda — influence which beverages parents buy for their children. The findings are promising: The warnings reduced parental purchases of sugary drinks for their kids by…

the UNC Mini Mart, a 245-square foot naturalistic store laboratory in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Produce prescriptions can save money. New project asks how much?

January 4, 2022

A new project will be exploring the benefits of food prescription programs, which provide a monthly electronic benefit for participants to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. In early studies, this type of intervention has been shown to improve health outcomes. With a $765,000 grant from The Duke Endowment, this project will investigate a new facet…

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Add Health Wave V Public Use Data Now Available

September 2, 2021

Add Health is pleased to announce that the Wave V Public-Use data has been released is now available to download. Wave V Public-Use Data is a smaller sample of the Wave V Mixed-Mode Survey Data. This sample, like the other waves of public-use data, consists of one-half of the core sample and one-half of the…

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Add Health Navigator Now Available

August 16, 2021

Dear Add Health Investigators, We are excited to announce that the Add Health Navigator is now live! Add Health Navigator is Add Health’s Colectica portal that provides the ability to search codebooks, view wave to wave variable comparison and create custom codebooks for your research. To access the Add Health Navigator, please visit the Documentation page of…

In South Africa, a tax on unhealthy beverages is changing what people drink

May 25, 2021

A UNC-Chapel Hill study of beverage consumption in a South African township shows that a country-wide tax on sugary beverages has worked to influence more healthy personal choices, with individuals reporting a reduction in the amount of sugar they drink. “Taxed and untaxed beverage intake by South African young adults after a national sugar-sweetened beverage…

Innovative online grocery store model takes nutrition research to a new level

May 10, 2021

May 6, 2021 By Courtney Mitchell Researchers have developed a new online store that can be used for testing the impact of different policies and interventions on consumers’ purchasing behavior. Lola’s Grocery was designed to have the look and feel of a typical modern online grocery. Users can search for a bag of organic Gala…

Manish Kumar to particpate in PAHO policy workshop

April 22, 2021

Manish Kumar, the Senior Technical Specialist-Health System Strengthening in the USAID-MEASURE Evaluation project, will be participating in the kick-off policy workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization. He also recently participated in the IS4H conference organized by PAHO and attended by the countries of the Region of the Americas. The conference report titled “From…