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July 23 2020

CHOICES is Hiring!

Are you interested in supporting our work by becoming a part of our team? The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is h...

July 8 2020

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...

July 7 2020

CHOICES Study Finds That School Lunch Policies Benefit Low-Income Populations

A new study from CHOICES, “Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends,” was published today in Health Affairs. This study, led by Erica Kenney, examined the impact of the Health...

July 6 2020

CHOICES Research Presented at the 2020 NACCHO Virtual Conference

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2020 Annual Conference is virtual this year. CHOICES team member Jenny Reiner will participate in a recorded session with previous...

June 26 2020

New Strategy & Additional Information Added to Action Kit

The CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit was updated this week to include an additional strategy in the school setting: Promoting water consumption in schools. In addition, several of the str...

May 29 2020

Announcing the first CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health

Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners in Oklahoma worked with the CHOICES Team to see what would happen if they took actions in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, I...

April 15 2020

The Coronavirus is Particularly Unkind to Those Who Are Obese

Steve Gortmaker was quoted in the LA Times on how those with obesity are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

March 3 2020

Supporting Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in Afterschool Programs in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners at the Allegheny County Health Department worked with the CHOICES Project Team to model the potential implementation of a healthy snack...

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