India behind on progress toward UN Sustainable Development Goals
India is not on target to reach more than half of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a broad set of global goals set in 2015 by UN member states—by the organization’s 2030 deadline, according to a study…
Pandemic impacted diets of Massachusetts adults experiencing food insecurity
Among Massachusetts adults with low incomes, those experiencing food insecurity reported greater disruptions in their diets during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic than those not experiencing food insecurity.
Working at the intersection of nutrition and health equity
Cindy Leung, assistant professor of public health nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses a recent paper she co-authored linking food insecurity and food addiction, as well as her other research efforts.
Better Off Podcast: What makes a meal healthy?
What does a plate of healthy food look like? Everyone has an opinion – from doctors to dieticians to wellness experts. But advice on what to eat often ignores a big factor in how and why we make…
Opinion: Strengthening SNAP to improve health for children and families
As the largest federal food assistance program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could be doing more to alleviate childhood obesity and diet-related diseases.
Climate change–driven health threats continue—as does fossil fuel use
Climate change continues to pose dire threats to people’s health and health care systems around the world, according to a new report in The Lancet.
Opinion: Bold action needed on U.S. food policies to improve health
New food policies are urgently needed in the U.S., according to three nutrition experts from Harvard Chan School.
Poll: High U.S. inflation rates are having a more serious impact on Black Americans than white Americans
A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll shows that as households across the U.S. are widely report experiencing serious problems from inflation, Black Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are substantially more likely…
Wire WIC to better serve food-insecure families
A report from the WIC Health and Technology Initiative argues that there is an urgent need to modernize the program.
Free food at school and work often of low nutritional quality
Food obtained for free at school or work makes up an important part of the nutrition safety net for low-income households in the U.S., but much of it is of low nutritional quality.