Topic: nutrition

Innovation through collaboration

Harvard Catalyst fosters relationships across the University June 26, 2014 — Fathers tend not to be included in research on how kids are fed at home, despite increasing evidence that men are contributing more time to the daily care of their children.…

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oils, some green vegetables, nuts, and certain fish, may lower the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A new…

Social network project tackles obesity and diabetes

July 14, 2014 -- Making use of the ties between friends and family to promote healthy behaviors appears to motivate people to better manage their weight over the long term—and reduce their risk for obesity and diabetes—even in places with limited resources…

A spot to savor in Kresge Cafeteria

July 9, 2014 -- The deep pink of watermelon, the sharp crunch of carrots, the cool scent of fresh mint—these are some of the things that Lilian Cheung is hoping people will focus on while eating at the Harvard School of Public…

Lilian Cheung: "Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life"

May 2010 -- Lilian Cheung, editorial director of The Nutrition Source website, is the co-author of new book, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, written with world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. In this video, Cheung describes the seven practices of mindful eating. (3:07)

Nutrition is a balancing act

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition expert Walter Willett spoke about the value of fruits and vegetables during an interview with CBS Boston that aired June 5, 2014. Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair of the…

Leave potatoes out of federal food program

Food vouchers and baskets provided through WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) should continue to exclude white potatoes, according to a column co-authored by Eric Rimm, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of…

No mental health benefit from fish oil

In spite of conventional wisdom that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can protect against depression, a large new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found no such benefit. Researchers examined the link between suicide and fatty acid intake…

HSPH goes Hollywood with Fed Up film screening

“There are 600,000 food items in America. Eighty percent of them have added sugar,” according to the new film Fed Up, which was screened at Harvard School of Public Health on April 23, 2014 in Kresge G3. The exclusive advanced screening event…