News & Media

“Gordon-Larsen to Chair NIH Study Section on Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes.” UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health News, July 18, 2016.

“US Teens Don’t Exercise Enough at School.” Fox News Health, December 8, 2015.

“Study Shows Bicycle-Friendly City Infrastructure in U.S. Significantly Increases Cycling to Work by Residents, Which Can Improve Health of Locals.” PR Newswire, November 4, 2014.

“Obesity and the environment: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.” National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Scientific Report, July 30, 2014.

“Neighborhoods with healthy food options less likely to have overweight kids.” Center for Advancing Health, Health Behavior News Service, July 8, 2014.

“Growing up poor impacts physical and mental health in young adults.” Center For Advancing Health, Health Behavior News Service, June 24, 2014.

“Blacks, less-educated more sensitive to fast food prices.” Chicago Tribune, January 13, 2014.

“Diabetes Risk Tied to Weight Gain in Youth.” Medpage Today, October 29, 2013.

Expert Panel at the 2012 Democratic National Convention: Charlotte. “Innovate & Invest: Improving Community Health for All.  More information at the UNC Gillinings School of Global Public Health, Nutrition Spotlight.

Expert panel at 2012 Democratic National Convention

Expert Panel at the 2012 Democratic National Convention: Charlotte. “Innovate & Invest: Improving Community Health for All.“ Video link.

“Fat-Proof Your Life. Fox News, August 30, 2011.

“Married women, divorced men gain weight. World News with Diane Sawyer, August 22, 2011.

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“Married women, divorced men gain weight.“ World News with Diane Sawyer, August 22, 2011. Video link.

“Rural areas’ lack of sidewalks fuel obesity. The Tampa Tribune, August 4, 2011.

“First lady teams up with grocers nationwide. USA Today, July 20, 2011.

“No magic bullet to curb obesity. Futurity, July 18, 2011.

“UNC study says obesity isn’t affected by proximity to fast food., July 17, 2011.

“Eat your peas or pay sin taxes. The Herald-Sun, July 15, 2011.

“Study: No magic bullet to improve diet, stem obesity epidemic. UNC News, July 13, 2011.

“More supermarkets don’t mean better health. Reuters, July 12, 2011.

“Fast Food Is King of the Neighborhood, Study Reports. U.S. News and World Report, July 11, 2011.

“Here comes the (dieting) bride.  Boston Globe, April 28, 2011.

“Come on, Honey. Live a little.  Boston Globe, March 17, 2011.

“And they lived pudgily ever after: dating, marriage and obesity. The Huffington Post, February 14, 2011.

“Weight-loss ideas that work. News & Observer, January 5, 2011.

“Curbing childhood obesity. Winston-Salem Journal, November 28, 2010.

“Teenage obesity often carried into adulthood. Health News, November 11, 2010.

“Obese teens pack on more. News & Observer, November 10, 2010.

“Obesity often follows the young into adulthood. Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2010.

“Obese adolescents at greatest risk of becoming severely obese adults. UNC News, November 9, 2010.

“UNC study: Obese teens at greatest risk of becoming obese adults. WRAL, November 9, 2010.

“A new study shows how obese youngsters are likely to become obese young adults. ABC 2, November 9, 2010.

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“A new study shows how obese youngsters are likely to become obese young adults.“ ABC 2, November 9, 2010. Video link.

“Obese teens become severely obese adults., November 9, 2010.

“Study shows 37% of obese boys and 51% of obese girls become severely obese adults. WebMD, November 9, 2010.

“Obese teens likely to be obese adults, study finds. U.S. News, November 9, 2010.

“Best and worst fast food kids’ meals. U.S. News & World Report, November 9, 2010.

“Many obese teens put on even more weight as young adults. USA Today, November 9, 2010.

“Teens carry extra pounds into adulthood, add more. Reuters, November 9, 2010.

“Exercise may be a remedy for ‘fat’ genes, at least for Americans. Los Angeles Times, October 11, 2010.

“National Children’s Study follows Durham kids. The Daily Tar Heel, October 5, 2010.

“For better, for worse, for B.M.I. New York Times, June 13, 2010.

“Step away from the Coke machine. The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 4, 2010.

“Cheap foods that are good for you., March 16, 2010.

“Nutrition: Rise in soda price linked to better health. New York Times, March 15, 2010.

“If soda cost more, you’d lose weight. The Hartford Courant, March 13, 2010.

“Consumer confidential: Junk food, mo’ money, airline strike. Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2010.

“A ’sin’ tax might discourage us from unhealthy foods. Financial Times, March 10, 2010.

“Junk food tax could improve health; The pricier junk food is, the less of It people eat, research suggests. ABC, March 10, 2010.

“Study: Sin taxes promote healthier food choices. TIME, March 10, 2010.

“UNC researcher suggests making junk food more expensive will make people eat healthier. All Headline News, March 9, 2010.

“Study links soda tax and better health. The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2010.

“Research argues for fast food tax. The Portland Mercury, March 9, 2010.

“UNC study: Higher prices for fast food, soda lead to weight reductions, lower diabetes risk.UNC News, March 8, 2010.

“Tax soda, pizza to cut obesity, researchers say. Reuters, March 8, 2010.

“Pricey junk foods become less appealing: study. CTV Television Network, March 8, 2010.

“Study: People would lose 5 pounds a year if soda cost extra 18%. USA Today, March 8, 2010.

“New evidence that junk food taxes would lead to weight loss … maybe. Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2010.

“Fast foodies cut back when prices go up., March 8, 2010.

“Higher fast food prices lead to lower weight, diabetes risk. Newswise, March 4, 2010.

“The war on childhood obesity begins. North Carolina News Network, February 10, 2010.

“New couples at risk for packing on the pounds. The Houston Chronicle, November 3, 2009.

“Initiating physical activity after 70 increases survival. The Post-Dispatch, September 26, 2009.

“For better or worse, in weight gain. The Detroit Free Press, September 11, 2009.

“Stay single, stay slim. The Times of India, September 3, 2009.

“Walking and biking raise health and fitness levels. The Medical News, September 2, 2009.

“Getting married may lead to obesity; Why so many people gain weight after saying “I do.”.World News Tonight/ABC, July 27, 2009.

“Walking to work keeps commuters slim. The Citizen-Times (Asheville), July 18, 2009.

“Biking, walking to work may keep you healthy (Blog). The Baltimore Sun (Maryland), July 14, 2009.

“More Commuters Taking Heart-Healthy Approach. CBS News, July 14, 2009.

“UNC study: People who bike or walk to work are more fit, less fat than drivers. UNC News, July 13, 2009.

“Walking, biking to work linked with better fitness. The Associated Press, July 13, 2009.

“Commuting by Bike or Foot Provides Heart Help for Men in Study. Bloomberg News (Wire Service), July 13, 2009.

“Walking to work. Yahoo News, July 13, 2009.

“Does this marriage make me look fat? CTV Television Network (Canada), July 8, 2009.

“Does marriage make you fat?”, July 7, 2009.

“First Comes Love, Then Comes Obesity? Time Magazine, July 6, 2009.  More information here.

“Living with a significant other can make you fat (Blog). The Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2009.

“Still tipping the scales in Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer, July 5, 2009.

“Does Marriage Make You Fat? “The Early Show” CBS News, June 29, 2009.

“Does Marriage Make You Fat? (Blog). Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2009.

“Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! NPR, June 20, 2009.

“In sickness and in health. Fayetteville Observer, June 18, 2009.

“Putting more health in marriage. The Chapel Hill Herald, June 15, 2009.

“Getting married or moving in with a partner will make you fat, new research shows. The Telegraph, June 12, 2009.

“Getting more “health,” less “sickness” into marriage vows. UNC News, June 10, 2009.

“Walk to ward off age-related weight gain. CBS News, January 12, 2009.

“7 ways to avoid the ‘I’m in love!’ weight gain. U.S. News and World Report, June 5, 2009.

“Avoid the ‘I’m in Love!’ weight gain. The Hartford Courant, June 5, 2008.

“How and why we gain weight: Experts at a conference on obesity explore its possible causes, which call for multi-pronged solutions. Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2007.

“Gain a spouse and you’ll likely gain some pounds, too. USA Today, October 23, 2007.

“Fast food, fast calories. Washington Post, January 23, 2007.

“More fast food meals mean more excess weight. Reuters, January 16, 2007.

“Middle-aged people can walk off extra weight. USA Today, October 24, 2006.

“CPC Fellow Penny Gordon-Larsen interviewed on WUNC-FM’s The State of Things. WUNC-FM, July 5, 2006.

“‘Outcast’ sports can be good for kids. WCCO, May 22, 2006.

“Risky behavior; many teens in search of quick thrills never realize the consequences. Post and Courier, May 4, 2007.

“Skateboard interest ramps up. Chapel Hill News, April 18, 2006.

“Positive parenting: Physical activity could keep teens out of trouble. Miami Herald, April 13, 2006.

“For families, next steps. Washington Post, April 11, 2006.

“Send your kids out to play – and go with them. Star Tribune, April 11, 2006.

“Hope despite weight problems for men, children. ABC 11 News, April 6, 2006.

“Physically active kids get into less trouble. Yahoo News, April 5, 2006.

“10 Perks for Teens Who Excercise” Fox News, April 4, 2006

“Teen activity improves more than health. NBC-17, April 3, 2006.

“Rolling out healthier teens? Monsters and, April 3, 2006.

“Keeping active best way to keep kids out of trouble., April 3, 2006.

“Study: Family activities keep teens safe. NBC-17, April 3, 2006.

“Study: Active kids less likely to get into trouble. KSl News, April 3, 2006.

“Health seriously declines, disparities increase as youths become adults. UNC News, March 27, 2006.

“A fit classroom helps combat childhood obesity. WNDU, March 17, 2006.

“Activities keep teens out of trouble., March 4, 2006.

“Recreational facilities not available in disadvantaged neighborhoods. University Gazette, February 22, 2006.

“Teens face barriers to fitness  USA Today, February 5, 2006.

“Inequality in recreational resources decreases physical activities, boosts weight gain. UNC Health Care, February 5, 2006.

“Unhealthful activity more common in young adults; lack of physical exercise up from 5 percent to 46 percent by early adulthood. Minnesota Daily, January 26, 2006.

“Health declining as youth become adults, study finds. University Gazette, January 25, 2006.

“Nutrition in the News. Endeavors, Spring 2005.

“Ten simple rules; As everybody pitches diets, Carolina experts step up to the plate. Endeavors, Spring 2005.

“Inactive Kids Become Inactive Adults Fox News, October 29, 2004.