STUDY: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity

A new study shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. An international team of researchers has found that the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. As societies build back from … Continue reading “STUDY: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity”

CHOICES Panel Event on July 14: How a Clinical Strategy in Denver Could Improve Health & Address Health Equity

This event has passed. Thanks to all who participated! Investing in Prevention: How a clinical strategy in Denver could improve health and address health equity Wednesday, July 14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern The CHOICES Project is excited to host the second event in our CHOICES Web Forum series. In this panel, key leaders in the … Continue reading “CHOICES Panel Event on July 14: How a Clinical Strategy in Denver Could Improve Health & Address Health Equity”

CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event

Dr. Erica Kenney of the CHOICES team will present on a live webcast on July 8 hosted by Health Affairs, and discuss the findings of the recent CHOICES publication in Health Affairs. Session Title: The Culture Of Health: How Income, Work & Food Affect Health And Health Equity Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event”

STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends

A new study from the CHOICES Project, “Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends,” was published today in Health Affairs. The study’s research team, led by Erica Kenney, examined the impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 on child obesity risk. The legislation strengthened nutritional standards for meals and beverages provided … Continue reading “STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends”

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”

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 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”

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”

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”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Symposium: Advancing Uptake of Evidence-based Practices & Policies for Healthy Child Weight

At the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Symposium: Advancing Uptake of Evidence-based Practices & Policies for Healthy Child Weight in Boston, MA, CHOICES research will be discussed. Event information is below. Date: Monday, October 1, 2018 Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons University 300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115   This symposium, hosted by … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at the Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Symposium: Advancing Uptake of Evidence-based Practices & Policies for Healthy Child Weight”