Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

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”

CHOICES Study Analyzes and Gathers Stakeholder Input on Two Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine

A new paper from CHOICES, “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Stakeholder Evaluation of 2 Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine, US” was released today in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Obesity prevention is a priority item for many policymakers at the state level. This study modeled two obesity prevention strategies in the state of Maine – … Continue reading “CHOICES Study Analyzes and Gathers Stakeholder Input on Two Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine”

Seeking Applications for 2019 Leaders in Health Cohort

THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS PASSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Read about the 2019 LIH cohort here! The Leaders in Health Community Training Program is seeking applicants for our Fall 2019 cohort! As many of you know, the program is a joint initiative between the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity and the Office … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for 2019 Leaders in Health Cohort”

New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2019

THE CHOICES 2019 LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED. The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is pleased to announce a Learning Collaborative Partnership opportunity to support state, city, and county health agencies in working to reduce childhood obesity. CHOICES wants to help you … Continue reading “New Opportunity to Partner with the CHOICES Project in 2019”

Dr. Angie Cradock Presents at the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

On July 17, Dr. Angie Cradock, Deputy Director of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Senior Research Scientist presented on drinking water safety and access for children as part of a panel at the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in Anaheim, CA. … Continue reading “Dr. Angie Cradock Presents at the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 2019 NACCHO Annual Conference

At the upcoming National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2019 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, CHOICES team members Katie Giles and Jenny Reiner will host a session that will walk users through the recently-launched CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit and discuss how information presented in the kit can help inform decision-making. … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the 2019 NACCHO Annual Conference”

CHOICES Project Presents Panel on Sugary Drink Taxes

In May, the CHOICES Project presented a panel on sugary drink taxes at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Sugary drinks – carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sports drinks-are the single largest source of added sugar in the U.S. diet. Studies have found links between sugary drink intake … Continue reading “CHOICES Project Presents Panel on Sugary Drink Taxes”

The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity Selected to Be Part of the PRC Network 2019-2024

The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be a part of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) network for the 2019-2024 funding cycle. The HPRC team is excited to be a part of the … Continue reading “The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity Selected to Be Part of the PRC Network 2019-2024”

STUDY: Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health used data from the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey to look at how people ages 16 and older got to and from work over time between 2000 and 2016 in counties with populations of at least 100,000 people. The authors calculated … Continue reading “STUDY: Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy”

CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit Allows Users to Compare the Best Value for Money Strategies for Obesity Prevention

A new interactive tool, the CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit, is live today on the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project website. Use the Action Kit to compare best value for money strategies to reduce childhood obesity. The CHOICES team has projected the national population reach, impact on health, implementation costs, and health … Continue reading “CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit Allows Users to Compare the Best Value for Money Strategies for Obesity Prevention”