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Understanding the eating behaviors of SNAP recipients in larger bodies during COVID-19
Living in a food-insecure household may increase the risk for disordered eating. Assistant Professor Rachel Goode, whose interests in social work and eating disorders converge at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, has published a research article on the...
Her childhood in India – and parenthood – changed this nutrition expert’s eating habits
This story originally appeared on the American Heart Association News website. These days, Saroja Voruganti, an associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, prefers a balanced diet that emphasizes "whole" foods and steers clear...
Epidemiology: The story of disease.
Every good story includes the “5 Ws”: who, what, where, when, and why. In studying how disease begins and remains in a population, we’re writing the story of that disease, and we use the same technique. Understanding the various approaches to the “5 Ws” of a given...
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