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Healthy fats key to good diet

Eating butter occasionally is okay, but there are healthier fats that are better options for maintaining long-term health, according to nutrition expert Walter Willett. Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Nutritional quality of kids' menus not improving

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Boston, MA – U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children’s menus have made no significant changes compared with restaurants not participating…

Forty years of low-fat diets: a ‘failed experiment’

Recent research suggests that eating a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet—which Americans were advised to do for about 40 years—is not a good idea. But Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health nutrition expert David Ludwig says that the low-fat diet…

Papers on fat in the diet recognized for impact

Two papers on the effect of fat in the diet, involving researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have been named to the top 10 list of the most impactful publications in 2015 by the American…

Assessing the new U.S. dietary guidelines

January 7, 2015 -- U.S. government officials released the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) on January 7, 2016. Nutrition expert Frank Hu, who served on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee—which made recommendations on what should…