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Sugary drinks

May 2012 -- Most people now know that drinking soda increases obesity. But did you know that taking soda out of schools can have far-reaching effects? Watch this video to find out how.

Life and death

From Infographic: Then and now Sources: Life expectancy then: No. HS-16, Expectation of Life at Birth by Race and Sex: 1900 to 2001. Historical Statistics, 2012 Statistical Abstract. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from and now: Murphy, B.S., SL; Xu, M.D., J; and Kochanek, M.A., KD. Expectation…

The Curley School

May 2012 -- The kids at Boston’s Curley K-8 School aren’t just learning about healthy food in the classroom—with the help of Harvard School of Public Health, they’re loving it in the lunchroom. Watch this video to see what a difference a…

Video: Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine what our lives would be like without the help of public health? These adorable kids certainly can—and it’s not pretty.

Imagine a healthier world

May 2012 -- This video looks at some of the cutting-edge work being done by Harvard School of Public Health nutrition researchers to help people everywhere live healthier lives. See how their efforts are changing our very understanding of what’s healthy –…

Reducing meal waste in schools: A healthy solution

January 2013 – How can schools provide healthy meals that kids will eat? HSPH research fellow Juliana Cohen talks about efforts to help schools reduce costly food waste by preparing meals that are both nutritious and tasty.

Secondhand smoke laws may reduce childhood ear infections

For immediate release: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Boston, MA -- Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues from the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, Republic of Ireland, have found that a reduction in secondhand smoking in American homes…

Binge drinking tied to conditions in the college environment

For immediate release: July 11, 2008 Boston, MA -- Heavy alcohol use, or binge drinking, among college students in the United States is tied to conditions in the college environment. That is one of the key findings from research conducted by researchers…