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Category: Nutrition

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June 20, 2016

Simply Snacking & Boredom Busters: The Healthy Way

Snacks don’t have to be unhealthy, and can actually serve as an essential part of our diet when chosen wisely. A well-timed, healthy snack keeps us from becoming too hungry and overeating at the next meal. Read these tips on smart snacking!

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April 27, 2016

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.

Children, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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Illustration of a piece of bread fighting with a piece of salmon.

April 25, 2016

UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dieta...

A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept.

Innovation, Nutrition

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Daisy Zamora

April 12, 2016

Did butter get a bad rap?

Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.

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February 22, 2016

Tips to Make Traditional Recipes More Nutritious & Flavorful

Read tips on how to make traditional recipes more nutritious and still flavorful.

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Illustration of kid with food in front of him being yelled at.

November 16, 2015

Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Nutrition

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August 26, 2015

4 Bag Lunch Tips

Whether you’re packing bag lunches for yourself or your kids, you should feel good about selecting wholesome foods and healthy portion sizes. Plus, you’ll save money if you pack a lunch instead of going out to eat. Here are four tips for your next bag lunch [...]

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July 21, 2015

Your Farmers Market Guide

Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. With more farmers markets taking root across the U.S., buying fresh is easier than ever. [...]

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July 20, 2015

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky ...

College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors.

Mental Health, Nutrition, Wellness

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June 10, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a favorite from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to make them from home, without the high amount of calories. This recipe calls for coating the tenders in panko breadcrumbs before baking them. Baking instead of frying, greatly reduces the overall fat and calorie content found in regular chicken tenders. A quick, simple, and healthy twist on a classic meal. [...]

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March 25, 2015

Comparing the DASH and the Mediterranean Diets

According to the CDC, hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 70 million Americans. It’s a condition which can lead to weakening of the arteries, stroke, and heart and kidney disease if is not controlled. High blood pressure is a measured blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Shockingly, one out of three American adults…

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February 20, 2015

Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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