Skip to main content

Front Page


Black and white paper cutouts are scattered on a textured-blush background. The images are an isolated mouth shouting, a pair of glasses with eyes staring, a large explosion, a mega-hone, a pointing finger, a thumbs-down , a scale and a thin female midsection in underwear with a measuring tape around her midsection. Black type-writer text is scattered on the image. It reads: “Thin is in.” “Diet now.” “Lose weight.” “Mind over matter.

Let’s end the war on obesity

The way America fights obesity is increasing stigma and leading to harmful behavior. For truly better health, we need a new approach.

Sign up for Harvard Public Health

What works. What doesn’t. And why.

Delivered to your inbox weekly.

  • By clicking “Subscribe,” you agree to receive email communications from Harvard Public Health magazine.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Editor's Picks

Cover of Harvard Public Health, Spring 2023. Photo: Black and white photo: Seven family members stand close together and stare directly into the camera. In the center is a twenty-something man, who holds the hand of a young black boy. To his left are an elderly man and woman. To his right are a middle-aged woman who holds the young boy's other hand, a middle-aged man, and a young woman. They stand in a backyard, with a grill and house on one side, and a modern tipi on the other. Text reads: Devon Parfait, the 25-year-old chief of a coastal Louisiana tribe, fights to keep his people together as climate change erases their land and erodes their health.

Introducing: Spring 2023

On indigenous displacement, family leave, and the future of PEPFAR

Read the full issue

From the Spring Issue


Policy & Practice