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”
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”
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”
During an upcoming Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) Coalition webinar, Dr. Steve Gortmaker will be the keynote speaker and discuss CHOICES research. Webinar details are below. Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Click here to register Presenter: Steve Gortmaker, PhD, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Director, Harvard … Continue reading “CHOICES Research a Keynote Feature During Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) Coalition Webinar”
A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health – which appears in the CDC’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) – explored the breadth of dissemination of evidence-based obesity prevention programs throughout public schools in the United States and also researched the possibility that such programs may be unintentionally furthering weight stigma and disordered weight-control … Continue reading “STUDY: Are U.S. Schools Employing Obesity Prevention Programs that Further Weight Stigma?”
A CHOICES study identifying cost-effective nutrition interventions with broad population reach highlights the importance of primary prevention for policy makers aiming to reduce childhood obesity.
In a recent interview with the Harvard Gazette, Dr. Steve Gortmaker discussed screen time, obesity, and our Outsmarting the Smart Screens guide for parents: First there was too much TV, then computer and video-gaming addictions. Today, the proliferation of smart screens gives kids a three-in-one box, portable enough to be watched from anywhere, out of sight of … Continue reading “Keeping an eye on screen time – An interview with Dr. Gortmaker”
A published CHOICES overview paper discusses the rigorous methods behind four preventive childhood obesity strategies that were found to be more cost-effective than existing clinical interventions to treat obesity.