Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

2014 Leaders in Health Cohort

Congratulations to the 2014 cohort for their successful completion of the Leaders in Health Community Training Program! Specific details about these participant’s individual projects will be posted soon. Leaders in Health works to build the capacity of our community partners by providing participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and … Continue reading “2014 Leaders in Health Cohort”

Helping Kids and Communities Be Healthy and Active

Across Massachusetts, communities are searching for ways to help residents live active and healthy lives. The Massachusetts Joint Use Toolkit is a how-to guide for community members seeking to access public buildings and spaces afterhours so residents can exercise and engage in other recreational activities. This Toolkit helps communities maximize the use of schools, playgrounds, … Continue reading “Helping Kids and Communities Be Healthy and Active”

WEBINAR: Active Living Research featuring Dr. Angie Cradock

Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy, & Practice FREE WEBINAR – REGISTER NOW Tuesday, February 11 1:00 pm ET The January/February 2014 (Vol. 28, Issue sp3) supplemental issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion is devoted to Active Living Research. The issue highlights papers selected from abstracts submitted for presentation at Active Living … Continue reading “WEBINAR: Active Living Research featuring Dr. Angie Cradock”

Seeking Applicants for Leaders in Health

Application due February 14, 2014 Leaders in Health community training program is currently seeking applications from community members who are striving to improve nutrition and physical activity in Boston and surrounding communities. Now in its 4th year, the program’s goal is to build the capacity of our community partners by providing participants with an introduction … Continue reading “Seeking Applicants for Leaders in Health”

“Impact of the Boston Active School Day Policy to Promote Physical Activity Among Children”

A study by HPRC’s Dr. Angie Cradock, Jessica Barrett, and Dr. Steven Gortmaker found that Active School Day implementation increased student moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels and decreased sedentary time during school at modest cost. The study took place in six elementary schools with three matched pairs and included 455 consenting fourth- and fifth-grade students in Boston, Massachusetts, from February to … Continue reading ““Impact of the Boston Active School Day Policy to Promote Physical Activity Among Children””

Technology and Childhood Obesity: The Good, the Bad, and the Possible

Community Partners Meeting Wrap-Up Thank you to all who attended our Ninth Annual Community Partners Meeting and joined in the discussion on technology and childhood obesity. If you missed the meeting or any of the materials and handouts, they are linked in the below for download. You can also check out some highlights from the … Continue reading “Technology and Childhood Obesity: The Good, the Bad, and the Possible”

HPRC to Evaluate Impact of the “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign

Today, Mayor Menino announced a partnership with Shaw’s & Star Market, Stop & Shop, and Dudley Square’s Tropical Foods to rollout the “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign. Through a color-coded labeling system, the 15-store effort aims to help raise awareness about the negative health impacts of consuming too many sugar-sweetened beverages. The Harvard Prevention Research Center (HPRC) and The … Continue reading “HPRC to Evaluate Impact of the “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign”

HPRC at APHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo

This year’s APHA meeting, “Think Global Act Local: Best Practices Around the World,” addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. Be sure to look for HPRC at the following presentations: Monday, November 4th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Food & Nutrition Student Research … Continue reading “HPRC at APHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo”