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Can Food Systems Be Used to Reduce Obesity?

Monday, January 28, 2019

With such intense focus on combating obesity from the public health community, why is U.S. obesity rate still increasing? Kelly Brownell and fellow researchers recommend putting new emphasis on complex food systems, pursuing a broad set of goals that go beyond healthier eating, and focusing on... read more about Can Food Systems Be Used to Reduce Obesity?  »


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Relax, Mom & Dad - Skip the Food Fights!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

We all want to raise healthy, happy kids who grow up to reach their full potential. As a Mom myself, even with my background in food science and nutrition, it’s not always easy to figure out what to do. Science tells us that Mom’s health and nutrition--before conception and during pregnancy--and... read more about Relax, Mom & Dad - Skip the Food Fights! »


Dirty Tricks and Data: The Great Soda Wars, Part 2

Dirty Tricks and Data: The Great Soda Wars, Part 2

Monday, December 17, 2018

Kelly Brownell was featured in Gastropod's podcast "Dirty Tricks and Data: The Great Soda Wars, Part 2" along with Barry Popkin (UNC), Sara Bleich (Harvard), Adam Briggs (University of Oxford), Esperanza Ceron (Educor Consumidores), Gabriella Gómez-Mont (Laboratorio para la Cuidad), Cristin Kearns... read more about Dirty Tricks and Data: The Great Soda Wars, Part 2 »


Jasmine Crowe at Duke's FoodCon 2018

A GOODR Way to Deal with Food Waste and Rescue Food

Friday, December 7, 2018

At this week’s FoodCon event at the Fuqua School of Business, GOODR Founder and CEO Jasmine Crowe described the chaotic scene of a kitchen bursting at the seams: multiple pots and pans at the stove, dishes and plates piled high, steam in the air. Before launching GOODR in January of 2017, Crowe... read more about A GOODR Way to Deal with Food Waste and Rescue Food »


Americans are eating too much of the sweet stuff, and a staggering portion of it is coming from drinks like soda.

The U.S. Appetite for Sugar Has Skyrocketed

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Americans are eating too much of the sweet stuff, and a staggering portion of it is coming from drinks like soda. Public-health researchers agree: The evidence is clear that Americans consume way too much sugar, that sugar contributes to weight gain, and that rising rates of obesity in the... read more about The U.S. Appetite for Sugar Has Skyrocketed »


Food & Faith Convening

Faith and our Food Future

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Food & Faith Convening Explores How Faith-based Communities Can Tackle Food Problems Leaders in Christian, Muslim, Jewish and First Nations faith traditions are gathering in Durham this week to explore a common question: how can people of faith and their communities engage with food and... read more about Faith and our Food Future »


Duke-RTI Scholar Jonathan Blitstein

Duke-RTI Scholar Jonathan Blitstein Joins Center

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Public health psychologist Jonathan Blitstein will join Duke’s World Food Policy Center (WFPC) in October 2018 as a Duke-RTI Scholar. Blitstein, a senior researcher with RTI International’s Food, Nutrition & Obesity Policy Research Program, will develop evaluation frameworks for WFPC programs... read more about Duke-RTI Scholar Jonathan Blitstein Joins Center »


World Food Policy Center at Chestnutt Farms

Digging In Deep with North Carolina Agriculture

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In July 2018, Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC) Director Kelly Brownell and staff joined North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten and his senior team for a two day, dawn-to-dusk deep dive into North Carolina agriculture. The group traveled from Raleigh to farms in Shannon, Maxton,... read more about Digging In Deep with North Carolina Agriculture »


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Podcast: The Future of our Food Systems: A Father-Daughter interview with Dr. Kelly Brownell

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment presents a special conversation with Dr. Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and Director of the World Food Policy Center. In 2006 Time magazine listed Dr. Brownell among “The World’s 100 Most... read more about Podcast: The Future of our Food Systems: A Father-Daughter interview with Dr. Kelly Brownell »


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News Tip: Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Upheld by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Friday, July 20, 2018

Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge to the law by merchants and the beverage industry. The Supreme Court ruled the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and dealer-level transactions and does... read more about News Tip: Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Upheld by Pennsylvania Supreme Court »


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