Director, Health Promotion and Communication
Dr. Lilian Cheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition website for health professionals, media and consumers. She is also the co-editorial director of the Obesity Prevention Source, a website providing science based information for policy changes at the community level. Her work focuses on the translation of science-based recommendations into public health communications and programs, to promote healthy lifestyles for chronic disease prevention and control.
She is the co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2nd edition 2007), a globally disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children. She is a Co-Investigator at the CDC Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Other work includes her role as co-editor of Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and co-author of Be Healthy! It’s A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003, 2nd edition 2010), a book written for adolescent girls. Her latest book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life (2010, 2011) co-authored with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, has been acquired for translation in 17 countries.
The Nutrition Source – The Nutrition Source is a web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Aside from smoking, the most important determinants of good health are what we eat and how active we are. The Nutrition Source is designed to get you started down the path toward the healthiest diet possible.
Eat Well & Keep Moving – Eat Well & Keep Moving is an interdisciplinary, elementary school program designed to promote healthful eating and physical activity in schools, homes, and communities.
D.Sc., 1978, Harvard School of Public Health