Topic: nutrition

Healthy Weight

Maintain, Don’t Gain Maintaining a healthy weight is important for health. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers. Move more, eat less. Turning off…

Friends, family can influence your weight—for good or bad

Efforts to lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle can be influenced positively—or negatively—by people closest to you, including your friends, family, spouse, and co-workers, according to Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair of the Department…

Reforming the 2012 Farm Bill

[FORUM VIDEO] Amid calls for federal budget cuts, this Forum webcast focused on the implications for feeding the nation when politics, economics and nutrition collide.

Why We Overeat

[FORUM VIDEO] Based on the latest science, this Forum event examined how Americans can shift their food environments from toxic to healthy.

Managing Stress

[FORUM VIDEO] In this Forum event, expert participants examined what we know about the effects of stress on health and ways in which positive well-being, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition contribute

Boosting Vitamin D

[FORUM VIDEO] Why do nutrition specialists disagree on how much vitamin D people should get? This Forum webcast examined the question, "Boosting Vitamin D: Not enough or too much?

Fighting the Clock

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event — held just days before the country will lose an hour of sleep due to daylight saving time — explored what we mean by "sleep deprivation," what happens in tired…

Sugar, Salt and Supplements

[FORUM VIDEO] This panel of Harvard experts helped explain the latest thinking on the nutritional science behind sugar, salt and supplements intake and provided some guidance on steps consumers can ta

Big Weather and Coastal Cities

[FORUM VIDEO] In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this Forum event explored how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes.