Harvard College Health Advocacy Program

anyone who’s taken Sociology 190? Shoutout to Prof. Christakis!

By on September 26, 2013

“The study concluded that obesity is partially a result of voluntary choices or behaviors, but people are embedded in social networks and are influenced by the appearance and behaviors of those around them as well […] College students tend to eat foods that taste good, are easy to grab, or that friends
are eating” ..maybe this is something to be conscious of in our daily lives on campus?
http://www.obesityaction.org/educational-resources/resource-articles-2/weight-loss-surgery/preventing-the-freshman-5-10-15-40

Posted by Alice Li ’14

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Harvard College Health Advocacy Program's mission is to connect Boston youth and Harvard undergraduates with health education and wellness resources so that they may actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this goal off-campus, HAP's mentors work with elementary, middle, and high school students to teach hands-on health curricula covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, food advertising, and music and noise induced hearing damage in youth. On-campus, HAP promotes our mission by hosting health-themed study breaks, group exercise socials, and resourceful cooking seminars. We believe bringing together undergraduates passionate about healthy living will enable us to improve the health of the communities in which we live.

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