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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2018

At the 2018 American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, CA, Dr. Rebekka Lee will present on LIH and OSNAP, and Jennifer Reiner will present CHOICES research. Details are below. Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Session: 2098.0 FN Section Poster Session 5 Program: Food and Nutrition Board 1: Strategies to … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2018”

CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at The Obesity Society’s OBESITYWEEK Annual Scientific Meeting

During OBESITYWEEK at the Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville, TN, Dr. Angie Cradock  and Dr. Steve Gortmaker will discuss CHOICES research. Session details are below. Date: Monday, November 12, 2018 Time: 1:00pm-2:45pm Location: Music City Center Room 205 A-C, Level 2 Use of Natural Experiments in Obesity Prevention Research―Addressing Research Gaps and Use in Programs and … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Discussed at The Obesity Society’s OBESITYWEEK Annual Scientific Meeting”