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Harvard’s Obesity Initiatives

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity works with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate methodologies and interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce overweight and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families, and to reduce and eliminate disparities in these outcomes.

The School’s Obesity Prevention Source is an in-depth resource for those seeking to understand the causes of obesity and to reverse the epidemic of obesity in children and adults. The resource provides information on obesity causes, obesity prevention strategies, statistics, health and health care costs, and the Healthy Weight Checklist.

The School’s Nutrition Source provides evidence-based diet and nutrition information for clinicians, health professionals and the public. Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate  serves as a guide to healthy eating, physical activity and ways to maintain a healthy weight.

Read more about recent obesity research studies and other initiatives of Harvard Chan School.