Alison E. Field

Alison E. Field is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She researches the causes and consequences of weight gain, obesity, weight cycling, and eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adult women. She has been widely published in medical journals, including Pediatrics, Obesity, Archives of Internal Medicine, and has discussed her research on CNN, Fox, and local news affiliates.
  • How Families Teach Healthy Eating

    Chef Jamie Oliver wants to help people lose weight by teaching them how to cook. How he could change his approach.

  • Recipe: Riso e Zucca

    One of my favorite quick and nutritious meals I learned from my mother and now I make it with my daughter. Hopefully when she grows up she'll make it with her children.

  • Are Prepared Foods Making Us Fat?

    Americans are replacing home-cooked meals with prepared foods--does that lead to obesity?

  • The Real Reasons We Overeat

    A new book attempts to explain Americans' love of unhealthy foods. What it gets right--and what it misses.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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