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2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting Highlights

The 2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting took place this past week, March 22-25, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The theme of the meeting was Framing the Future: A New Paradigm for Academic Public Health. We would like to thank attendees, moderators, presenters, and our planning committee for helping making the event a great success. Read More

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Harvard Finds Chef-enhanced School Meals Increase Healthy Food Consumption

Schools collaborating with a professionally trained chef to improve the taste of healthy meals significantly increased students’ fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found that using “choice architecture” (environmental nudges to promote healthy choices) in school cafeterias improved students’ selection of fruits and vegetables, but did not increase consumption over the long-term. The study is the first to examine the long-term impact of choice architecture and chef-enhanced meals in school cafeterias on selection and consumption of healthier foods. Read More

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