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Serving up ‘Food for All” at UNC

September 8, 2015

As far as steering committee co-chairs Marcie Cohen Ferris, PhD, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, are concerned, UNC’s food theme is [pardon the pun] organic to the campus. “We don’t see this as something we are doing to the campus,” said … Read more

Obesity-Associated Biomarkers and Executive Function in Children

July 1, 2015

Abstract There is a growing focus on links between obesity and cognitive decline in adulthood, including Alzheimer’s disease. It is also increasingly recognized that obesity in youth is associated with poorer cognitive function, specifically executive functioning skills such as inhibitory … Read more

How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?

June 22, 2015

If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per day in order to get enough physical activity, they’ll probably tell you … Read more