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Professor Barry Popkin

Barry is the W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He is passionate about working to improve our globe’s diet in a sustainable manner that creates a healthier diet with much less animal source food, more whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables and much less processed foods, sugary beverages and fruit juices. His work in his Global Food Research Program of UNC involves working with cities, states and countries across the globe on large-scale regulatory actions to help control the food system which is increasingly reaching all corners of the globe with processed unhealthy foods and beverages.