Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

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”

CHOICES Research to Be Presented & Exhibited at the 2019 CDC DNPAO National Training

At the 2019 CDC DNPAO National Training: Leading the Charge for a Healthy Nation, in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Angie Cradock and Katie Giles will present CHOICES research, highlighting how to identify best value for money strategies to reduce childhood obesity. CHOICES will also be a tabletop exhibitor at this event. Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Presented & Exhibited at the 2019 CDC DNPAO National Training”

HPRC Research to be Presented at the 2019 Rutgers New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative Symposium

At the 2019 Rutgers New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative Symposium: The Healthy Child Nutrition and Fitness Education for Lifelong Health in New Brunswick, NJ, Dr. Angie Cradock will present on research from the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) as well as the … Continue reading “HPRC Research to be Presented at the 2019 Rutgers New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative Symposium”

STUDY: Trends in Obesity Among Children in WIC Since Food Package Changes

A new study from the CHOICES Project at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed how trends in obesity among children participating in WIC changed after food package changes were enacted in 2009. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the changes made to the foods that could be purchased … Continue reading “STUDY: Trends in Obesity Among Children in WIC Since Food Package Changes”

Brief – The Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Obesity among Young Children through Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Screen Time

A new brief from the CHOICES Project at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in partnership with Healthy Eating Research (HER) provides an overview on the evidence thus far for the strategies with the lowest cost for the most health impact to prevent obesity in the places where very young children live, learn, … Continue reading “Brief – The Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Obesity among Young Children through Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Screen Time”

CHOICES Research Plenary Session at Virginia’s Sixth Weight of the State Conference

At Virginia’s sixth Weight of the State Conference in Richmond, VA, Katie Giles and Dr. Jamie Jeffrey will present CHOICES research and choosing cost-effective strategies for childhood obesity reduction during the plenary session. Presentation details are below. Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Time: 8:30am-9:45am CHOICES: How to Pick the Best, Cost-Effective Strategies for Childhood Obesity … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Plenary Session at Virginia’s Sixth Weight of the State Conference”

OSNAP to Be Presented at the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference

At the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago, IL, Dr. Rebekka Lee will present on OSNAP and the evidence-base for practice recommendations for healthy foods, beverages and physical activity levels for children in OST care. Presentation details are below. Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm OSNAP: Tools for Out of School Time Nutrition … Continue reading “OSNAP to Be Presented at the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference”

School Drinking Water Study to Be Presented at Healthy Eating Research 13th Annual Grantee Meeting

At the Healthy Eating Research 13th Annual Grantee Meeting, Dr. Angie Cradock will present recent research on drinking water quality in schools. Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm Track: Water Access and Quality in Schools and Community Centers Location: Founders A Early Adopters: Current Practices and Preliminary Findings in States Adopting School-Based Water Quality … Continue reading “School Drinking Water Study to Be Presented at Healthy Eating Research 13th Annual Grantee Meeting”

Study – Early Adopters: State Approaches to Testing School Drinking Water for Lead in the United States

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 describes the features of statewide initiatives in operation between January 1, 2016 and February 28, 2018 in 24 states and the District of Columbia to conduct testing for … Continue reading “Study – Early Adopters: State Approaches to Testing School Drinking Water for Lead in the United States”