Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

New Resource: Fact Sheet on Sugary Drink Consumption

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 Sugary Drink Consumption”

Dr. Steve Gortmaker to Present on NIH Prevention in Focus Webinar 1/19

As part of the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention’s Prevention in Focus webinar series, Dr. Steve Gortmaker will present on January 19, 2023 at 12:00pm Eastern about cost-effective interventions to prevent obesity and chronic disease and improve health equity. Prevention in Focus Webinar Series: Cost Effective Interventions That Can Prevent Obesity and … Continue reading “Dr. Steve Gortmaker to Present on NIH Prevention in Focus Webinar 1/19”

STUDY: Perceptions of Water Safety and Tap Water Taste and Their Associations With Beverage Intake Among U.S. Adults

A new study examines differences in perceptions of tap water and bottled water safety and tap water taste and their associations with plain water and sugar-sweetened beverage intake. Abstract Objectives Examine differences in perceptions of tap water (TW) and bottled water (BW) safety and TW taste and their associations with plain water (PW) and sugar-sweetened … Continue reading “STUDY: Perceptions of Water Safety and Tap Water Taste and Their Associations With Beverage Intake Among U.S. Adults”

COMMENTARY: How WIC Can Help Enhance Water Security for At-Risk Populations

A new commentary highlights the importance of partnering with organizations with established relationships with families who are vulnerable to unsafe drinking water, like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program regularly serves pregnant people and infants, individuals who are most … Continue reading “COMMENTARY: How WIC Can Help Enhance Water Security for At-Risk Populations”

2022: Year in Review

As 2022 comes to a close, our team is reflecting on the many accomplishments we’ve had this year. From progress with local partners in our core research project and success in our COVID-19 vaccine equity work to hosting the 10th cohort of emerging leaders in health and presenting our research to others in the field, … Continue reading “2022: Year in Review”

New Resource: Fact Sheet on Low- and No-Calorie Sweetened Drinks

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 Low- and No-Calorie Sweetened Drinks”

STUDY: Lead Concentrations in US School Drinking Water: Testing Programs, Prevalence, and Policy Opportunities, 2016–2018

A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health conducted in conjunction with researchers from the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California details lead concentrations in baseline drinking water samples as well as features of US state-level programs and policies to test school drinking water for lead in seven US … Continue reading “STUDY: Lead Concentrations in US School Drinking Water: Testing Programs, Prevalence, and Policy Opportunities, 2016–2018”

Now Hiring: Temporary Research Assistant

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Are you interested in supporting our work by becoming a part of our team? The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is hiring a Temporary Research Assistant! We’d love to have you join our team. Please see … Continue reading “Now Hiring: Temporary Research Assistant”

Dr. Angie Cradock to Present at 2022 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference

The 34th Annual ISEE Conference will take place in-person in Athens, Greece from September 18-21, 2022, which will be the first in-person Conference after two years of fully online Conferences (2020, 2021). The Conference will also have a hybrid format. The main theme of the 2022 Conference is Strengthening the global role of environmental epidemiology, … Continue reading “Dr. Angie Cradock to Present at 2022 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference”

HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2022

Several HPRC team members, affiliates, and collaborators will be presenting during several sessions, roundtables, and posters this year’s American Public Health Association meeting, held in Boston, MA from November 6 – 9.  Monday, November 7 SNAP Priorities that Improve Nutrition Security | Monday, November 7, 10:30am – 12:00pm | Presentation Nutrition strategies that cost-effectively improve … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2022”