Topic: nutrition

Foods identified as ‘whole grain’ not always healthy

New Standard Needed to Help Consumers, Organizations Choose Foods Rich in Whole Grains For immediate release: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Boston, MA – Current standards for classifying foods as “whole grain” are inconsistent and, in some cases, misleading, according to a new…

Drinking coffee may reduce risk of suicide in adults

Caffeine impact on brain chemicals may play role July 24, 2013 — Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50%, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health…

Our plate

May 2012 -- Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Plate differs in important ways from the U.S. government’s MyPlate. Watch this video to see how using our plate to guide your diet can make your whole family healthier.

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.

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…

An ounce of prevention

May 2012 -- White rice is loved the world over—but too much of it is linked to skyrocketing rates of diabetes. Watch this video to see how ambitious interventions by Harvard School of Public Health researchers are making diets much healthier all around…

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 –…

Eating nuts may lengthen lives

Eating a small handful of unsalted nuts seven or more times a week may reduce risk of death by 20%, according to a new study co-authored by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. Even just a once-weekly serving of nuts reduced…