Health Policies for Obesity Prevention | Sara Bleich

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Health Policies for Obesity Prevention | Sarah Bleich || Radcliffe Institute

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sara Bleich RI ’19 provides an overview of several ongoing projects—including evaluations of the Philadelphia beverage tax, the changing restaurant environment on obesity risk, and novel strategies to reduce sugary beverage consumption. She argues that the way to have a positive impact on obesity prevention and food policy is not to focus on a single thing that works but, rather, to identify multiple things that can be done in concert to maximize the results.

Bleich is the 2018–2019 Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a professor of public health policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.