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6th Annual High School Chef Challenge Heats Up April 30

Cabarrus Health Alliance and area sponsors host the 6th Annual Cabarrus Chef Challenge next week at restaurant Forty Six inspiring high school students to cook healthy meals and consider culinary careers.    Kannapolis, NC- Students from four high Cabarrus County high schools are planning the healthy meals they can create next week as part of […]

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David Nieman Rewrites Nutritional Assessment Textbook for Seventh Edition

Students of nutrition, take note. McGraw Hill Higher Education has released the 7th Edition of Nutritional Assessment by David Nieman, DrPH, a pioneer in exercise and sports nutrition. The textbook came out January 2018, marking a complete rewrite of the textbook that was first published in 1993. Nieman, who is director of the Appalachian State […]

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Kohlmeier Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal: BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health

This article was published originally on bmj.com . KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – March 29, 2018 – BMJ to launch new nutrition journal, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, with Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute as Editor-in-Chief. Leading healthcare knowledge provider BMJ will launch BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health later this year in […]

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Can Wild Blueberries Boost Your Memory? NC State PHHI on the Today Show

Originally posted and aired on the Today Show. Follow the link to view the segment. This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries. Having […]

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NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest to Attend Standard Process Opening

Standard Process, the pioneering company that introduced whole food nutrient solutions to the United States, will officially open the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center on April 24, 2018. The facility is located in the Kannapolis Research Center (North Carolina Research Campus, David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building) and will be headed by John Troup, PhD, […]

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Joint Life Science Caucus Visits the NC Research Campus

The original story was published by NCBIO. The Legislative Life Science Caucus members heard about nutrition and physiology research under way at the North Carolina Research Campus, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Presenters from Appalachian State University, told lawmakers the “Collaborative Approach to Human Performance Research” that it is undertaking with support from North […]

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Cooking for A Healthy Life Launched

On March 14, the City of Kannapolis hosted a community event to launch a new initiative called Cooking for a Healthy Life, the newest program under the Discover a Healthy Life brand. The new initiative follows the launch of Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop that have encouraged hundreds of Kannapolis citizens to run or […]

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PHHI & NRI Grants Take Aim at Nutritional Challenges

Eighty seven percent of people in the US do not eat the USDA recommended four to five cups of fruits and vegetables per day. What if there was a way to help solve that problem by getting more of the natural goodness of produce into more of the foods people do eat? The NC State […]

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What to Eat After a Workout: Bananas Are Just as Effective as Sugary Sports Drinks

Read the original article by Markham Heid with Men’s Health. Skip the Gatorade and pain pills. A banana may offer your body all it needs to perform and bounce back after a punishing workout, according to a new study published in PLOS One. The study team recruited 20 trained cyclists and compared bananas to water […]

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Can blueberries boost your memory? A closer look at the summer fruit

Read the original article by Erica Chayes Wida from TODAY. This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries. Having been grown in Maine for […]

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Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here’s The Science

Read the original article by Ian Graber-Stiehl from NPR. In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don’t say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk. Today’s Olympians have been swept up in a […]

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Dole fighting for nutrition alongside super heroes

Read the original article from The Produce News. Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: super hero help is on the way.marvel Starting March 1, Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers will team up on new products to help moms, dads and all citizens win more […]

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You Asked: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

Read the original article by Markham Heid from Time. If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other […]

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Local researcher awarded $2.6M grant to create test for important, little-known nutrient

Read the original article by Ken Elkins from the Charlotte Business Journal. The director of a NC Research Campus center has a $2.6 million grant from a unit of the National Institutes of Health to develop a test to determine the proper levels of a little-known nutrient in humans. Steven Zeisel, director of the University of North Carolina’s […]

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FFAR Awards $1 Million Grant to Improve Health through Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Read the original article from the Plants for Human Health Institute. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to North Carolina State University, where researchers will study the micronutrients and bioactive phytochemicals provided by fruits […]

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Community partnerships build school gardens in Cabarrus County

Read the original article from the Independent Tribune. School gardens in Cabarrus County will soon be overflowing with delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs thanks to community collaboration between Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), the Dole Food Company, Earth Fare, and the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute (NC State PHHI). The Cabarrus County School […]

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Why a Fly?

Read the original post by Alyssa LaFaro from the UNC NRI or UNC Chapel Hill’s Endeavors. The genome of a fruit fly is strikingly similar to that of a human — so much so that scientists have been studying these tiny insects for over 100 years, in search of treatments for diseases like spinal muscular […]

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Why You Should Always Eat The Weird Strings On Your Banana

Read the original article by R.J. Wilson via Healthy Way. If you can stomach them, you’ll probably want to start eating them. Here’s why. What’s not to love? [Bananas are] technically berries, they come with their own carrying case, they have a large window for ripeness, you can buy them year-round for a low price, […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Breaks Ground on New Advanced Technology Center

New Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Coming to the Kannapolis North Carolina Research Campus in 2019 KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has officially broken ground on a new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis on January 22 with the site of the new Advanced Technology Center in the background. The groundbreaking […]

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NCRC Hosts a “Taste of Science” for Cabarrus Big Brothers and Big Sisters

NCRC Hosts a “Taste of Science” for Cabarrus Big Brothers and Big Sisters Saturday, January 27 from 11 am to 1 pm, 40 children ages 8 to 12 will visit the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis for “A Taste of Science.” They will join several NCRC partners in the first floor of the David […]

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