Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

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”

STUDY: A Nationwide Evaluation of State Implementation Strategies in Childcare

A new mixed-methods study evaluates implementation strategies for state-level childcare licensing regulations focused on healthy eating, physical activity, or screen time to assess their potential for improving young children’s health. Abstract Policies requiring childcare settings to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and limited screentime have the potential to improve young children’s health. However, policies may … Continue reading “STUDY: A Nationwide Evaluation of State Implementation Strategies in Childcare”

Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2022 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 2022 Leaders in Health cohort! Program Overview Leaders in Health is seeking applications from community practitioners and residents who … Continue reading “Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2022 Cohort”

CHOICES Poster to Be Presented at the 2022 NACCHO 360 Conference

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 360 Annual Conference is both in-person and virtual this year. This year’s theme, Looking to the Future: Reshaping the Public Health System, will explore how the local public health workforce and its stakeholders can move forward in the midst of an ongoing crisis while implementing … Continue reading “CHOICES Poster to Be Presented at the 2022 NACCHO 360 Conference”

Safe Home Drinking Water: A Series of Six Case Study Briefs

This series highlights state and local strategies in the US for equitable home drinking water access and quality for families with children 0-5 years old with low income. Water security means having stable access to available, acceptable, and safe drinking water, and it is key to supporting good nutrition and health. Families with low income, … Continue reading “Safe Home Drinking Water: A Series of Six Case Study Briefs”

Dr. Angie Cradock to Present at 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting & World Congresses

After two years away, the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and World Congresses will take place in San Diego, California. Featuring both on-site and online programming, the 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and Vascular Health showcases the latest in exercise science and sports … Continue reading “Dr. Angie Cradock to Present at 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting & World Congresses”

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”