Family meals benefit parents, too

Children who often share meals with their families reap significant benefits. Now new findings from Project EAT show that parents who frequently eat with their families report increased emotional health and higher quality nutrition.

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A Food Research Powerhouse

Our school tackles issues related to how we eat, why we eat, what we eat, and the consequences of these decisions in a more comprehensive way than anywhere else in the country. We are helping people reclaim food as the basis for health. Learn more: Public Health Nutrition MPH | Environmental Infectious Diseases MPH, MS, PhD | Public Health Certificate in Food Protection

Michael Osterholm

Osterholm Named U.S. Science Envoy

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Parents Hesitant to Protect Children from Cancer

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Naming Structural Racism in Public Health

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Teaching Youth About the Dangers of Smoking

Shannon Sullivan wants to use her PhD degree in Environmental Health to change the world. Before SPH, she was a researcher at the CDC. She went back to school because she wanted to be more hands-on and in the community — something she wasn’t able to do as a chemist. Her current research is in tobacco and how natural things in the environment get into it and cause cancer.

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