New Resource: Fact Sheet on Physical Activity for Young Kids

The team at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity and the CHOICES Project team, along with input from key partners, is excited to announce the release of several fact sheets that align with our key priority areas. We will continue to post in our News & Events section as new fact sheets … Continue reading “New Resource: Fact Sheet on Physical Activity for Young Kids”

STUDY: Evaluation of efforts to reduce sodium & ensure access to healthier beverages in four healthcare settings in Massachusetts

A new study describes the evaluation process and outcomes of intervention strategies to reduce sodium in foods and sugar in beverages as part of a collaborative partnership between state public health, academic, community, and healthcare partners in Massachusetts, US. Lower sodium diets and lower levels of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption are linked to better health outcomes. However, … Continue reading “STUDY: Evaluation of efforts to reduce sodium & ensure access to healthier beverages in four healthcare settings in Massachusetts”

Dr. Steve Gortmaker of the CHOICES Project To Be Featured as Panelist During Harvard Chan Studio Event

Harvard Chan Studio Event: Childhood Obesity: Science and Solutions Monday, March 14, 11:00am EST For many children, the day-to-day realities of pandemic life—virtual school, social distancing, screen time, and stress—have added up to steep weight gain. The number of children diagnosed with overweight or obesity has shot up, and racial and ethnic gaps have widened. … Continue reading “Dr. Steve Gortmaker of the CHOICES Project To Be Featured as Panelist During Harvard Chan Studio Event”

CHOICES Project to Be Featured in Webinar 2/9: “Is Now the Time for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in New York City?”

Webinar: “Is Now the Time for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in New York City?” Sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation Wednesday, February 9, 1:00pm EST Nearly 60% of Americans consume more added sugar than experts recommend, which can lead to dietary disease and increased health care costs. Research shows that sugary drink taxes are … Continue reading “CHOICES Project to Be Featured in Webinar 2/9: “Is Now the Time for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in New York City?””

COMMENTARY: Drinking Water & SNAP: Current Policy & Opportunities for Improvement

A new commentary focuses on water insecurity in communities where residents live with persistent problems such as lead in the water system or unreliable water treatment. Water security refers to having stable access to available, acceptable, and safe drinking water, which is key for supporting good nutrition. One way to address water insecurity for families … Continue reading “COMMENTARY: Drinking Water & SNAP: Current Policy & Opportunities for Improvement”

STUDY: Review & Content Analysis of State and Local Healthy Kids’ Meal Laws in the U.S.

A new study aimed to develop a research instrument to evaluate healthy kids’ meal laws and assess their alignment with expert and industry nutritional standards. Among kids, fast food consumption is associated with excess weight gain and poorer diet quality due to unhealthy items on kids’ menus. To improve the nutritional quality of fast food … Continue reading “STUDY: Review & Content Analysis of State and Local Healthy Kids’ Meal Laws in the U.S.”

Supporting Community-based COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach in Three Massachusetts Communities

September 15, 2021 — The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity received a CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Network grant to increase vaccine equity in three Massachusetts communities. The HPRC has team has partnered with grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) in three Massachusetts cities (Lynn, Brockton, and Springfield) in order to improve vaccine access, knowledge, … Continue reading “Supporting Community-based COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach in Three Massachusetts Communities”

Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2021 Cohort

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest! The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is now seeking applicants for our Fall 2021 Leaders in Health cohort! The program has broadened to focus on population health and prevention over the past … Continue reading “Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2021 Cohort”

STUDY: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity

A new study shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. An international team of researchers has found that the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. As societies build back from … Continue reading “STUDY: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity”

CHOICES Panel Event on July 14: How a Clinical Strategy in Denver Could Improve Health & Address Health Equity

This event has passed. Thanks to all who participated! Investing in Prevention: How a clinical strategy in Denver could improve health and address health equity Wednesday, July 14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern The CHOICES Project is excited to host the second event in our CHOICES Web Forum series. In this panel, key leaders in the … Continue reading “CHOICES Panel Event on July 14: How a Clinical Strategy in Denver Could Improve Health & Address Health Equity”