About Us

The Nutrition Source aims to provide timely, evidence-based information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public. Launched in 2001 by the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, The Nutrition Source accepts no advertising or commercial sponsorship, nor does it endorse any particular products. Expert faculty from the Department of Nutrition and other invited experts review all content before it is posted on the site, and all content is re-reviewed regularly.

This Web site is meant for educational purposes. The contents of this Web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Web site.

Editorial and Web Production Staff

Editorial Director:

  • Lilian Cheung, Lecturer of Nutrition and Director, Health Promotion and Communication

Nutrition Source Team:

  • Brett Otis
  • Emily Phares
  • Vidya Viswanathan
  • Alice Woolverton

Contributing Writers:

  • Sari Kalin
  • Pat Skerrett
  • Hank Dart

Harvard School of Public Health Web Team

  • Deane Eastwood, Manager, Instructional Computing and Application Development
  • Christopher Ternan, Webmaster
  • Blain Smith, Web and Application Developer
  • Kevin Wnek, Web Developer

Web Assistant:

  • Liesbeth Smit

Editorial Committee:

  • Alberto Ascherio, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
  • Hannia Campos, Associate Professor of Nutrition
  • Wafaie Fawzi, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
  • Gokhan Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism
  • Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
  • David Hunter, Dean for Academic Affairs and Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention
  • Dariush Mozaffarian, Co-director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
  • Karen Peterson, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition
  • Guy Reed, Associate Professor of Immunology
  • Eric Rimm, Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
  • Frank Sacks, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Stephanie Smith-Warner, Associate Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Meir Stampfer, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
  • Marianne Wessling-Resnick, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Walter Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition

Terms of Use

The aim of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source is to provide timely information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public. The contents of this Web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Web site. The information does not mention brand names, nor does it endorse any particular products.