Dr. Angie Cradock to Present at 2022 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference

The 34th Annual ISEE Conference will take place in-person in Athens, Greece from September 18-21, 2022, which will be the first in-person Conference after two years of fully online Conferences (2020, 2021). The Conference will also have a hybrid format. The main theme of the 2022 Conference is Strengthening the global role of environmental epidemiology, … Continue reading “Dr. Angie Cradock to Present at 2022 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference”

Safe Home Drinking Water: A Series of Six Case Study Briefs

This series highlights state and local strategies in the US for equitable home drinking water access and quality for families with children 0-5 years old with low income. Water security means having stable access to available, acceptable, and safe drinking water, and it is key to supporting good nutrition and health. Families with low income, … Continue reading “Safe Home Drinking Water: A Series of Six Case Study Briefs”

COMMENTARY: Drinking Water & SNAP: Current Policy & Opportunities for Improvement

A new commentary focuses on water insecurity in communities where residents live with persistent problems such as lead in the water system or unreliable water treatment. Water security refers to having stable access to available, acceptable, and safe drinking water, which is key for supporting good nutrition. One way to address water insecurity for families … Continue reading “COMMENTARY: Drinking Water & SNAP: Current Policy & Opportunities for Improvement”

STUDY: Drinking Water in the United States: Implications of Water Safety, Access, & Consumption

A new study from researchers at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Stanford Medicine Division of General Pediatrics, University of California Nutrition Policy Institute, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was published today in the Annual Review of Nutrition. Plain water is recommended to replace sugar-sweetened beverages to support health yet concerns about … Continue reading “STUDY: Drinking Water in the United States: Implications of Water Safety, Access, & Consumption”

STUDY: Correlates of Infrequent Plain Water Intake Among US High School Students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017

A new study coauthored by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assessed the factors associated with infrequent plain water intake among U.S. high school students. The authors found infrequent plain water intake was associated with younger age, poor academic grades, poor dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity. Adolescents are the highest consumers … Continue reading “STUDY: Correlates of Infrequent Plain Water Intake Among US High School Students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017”

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 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”

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”

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”