Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

STUDY: Projections of U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity

A new study from the CHOICES Project, “Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity,” was published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. This study finds that about half of the adult U.S. population will have obesity and about a quarter will have severe obesity by 2030. Severe obesity—once a rare condition—is … Continue reading “STUDY: Projections of U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity”

STUDY: Assessing the Effectiveness of OSNAP Scaled-Up Nationally

A new study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health looked at the effects and costs of two training models to scale-up the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative at a national level, and noted some promising findings. In this group-randomized trial, authors studied implementation of the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical … Continue reading “STUDY: Assessing the Effectiveness of OSNAP Scaled-Up Nationally”

STUDY: Cost-Effectiveness of Water Promotion Strategies in Schools

A new study from the CHOICES Project at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that installing chilled water dispensers on school lunch lines could be a relatively low-cost strategy to help children drink more water and prevent future cases of childhood obesity. Increasing access to and promotion of drinking water in … Continue reading “STUDY: Cost-Effectiveness of Water Promotion Strategies in Schools”

HPRC Research to Be Presented at the 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation

On December 11, Dr. Angie Cradock, Deputy Director of the HPRC will present a poster featuring findings from a recent report commissioned by the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC) at the 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. About the Conference The purpose of the Conference … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at the 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation”

Leaders in Health 2019: Annual program brings community health leaders to campus to hone skills

November 18, 2019—A leadership development program for frontline workers at the Boston Public Health Commission and a community hydroponic gardening initiative at Sociedad Latina in Mission Hill were two of the projects recently presented by participants in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Leaders in Health program. This eight-week course held at the School provides … Continue reading “Leaders in Health 2019: Annual program brings community health leaders to campus to hone skills”

New Study Analyzes the Cost-Effectiveness of Mexico’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax

A new paper, “Cost-Effectiveness Of The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in Mexico” was released today in Health Affairs. In 2014, Mexico imposed an excise tax of 1 peso per liter on sugar-sweetened beverages. Ana Basto-Abreu of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health is the lead author, along with Steve Gortmaker of the Harvard T.H. Chan … Continue reading “New Study Analyzes the Cost-Effectiveness of Mexico’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax”

HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2019

At the 2019 American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia, PA, James Daly will present on drinking water access in a large urban school district, and Erica Kenney will present on improvements in dietary intake due to a food policy change. Details are below. Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019 Time: 5:00-6:00pm Session: … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2019”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

At the 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Angie Cradock will discuss CHOICES research. CHOICES research and work through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership will also be discussed. Session details are below. Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Time: 2:15pm-3:30pm 2.5 Systems Approaches Meeting Room: 19 A community of practice approach for … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit”

Penn State Better Kid Care OSNAP Module is Now Live

Better Kid Care, a Penn State Extension program, launched a new module on their website today featuring the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiative. The Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiative, developed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is an evidence-based program to support after school and other … Continue reading “Penn State Better Kid Care OSNAP Module is Now Live”