THI Projects

Introduction of a strength-of-evidence tool based on a methodological systematic review

Hierarchies of Evidence Applied to Lifestyle Medicine (HEALM)

A metric to measure the strength of evidence applied to lifestyle medicine. A systematic approach based on evidence threshold pathway mapping.
In partnership with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Dietary impact on health

Diet eID

The eiDIET project is dedicated to elaborating the best metric for the aggregate environmental impact of food at the level of the overall dietary pattern.

Hilton Head conference

The Art and Science of Health Promotion

THI is partnering with The Art and Science of Health Promotion for this pinnacle event in healthcare.

Council Member Projects

Yoga Through Play: Joy Bauer Brings Yoga and Healthy Food to Children

Encourage your kids to eat healthfully and exercise while having fun! Healthy children grow into healthy adults. Mindful children grow into mindful adults. Children raised with an understanding of the relationship between mind, body, and the food we eat grow into adults who love the food that loves them back, and love the bodies they’ve grown up in. Joy Bauer’s new book, Yummy Yoga: Playful Poses and tasty Treats is about health in the fullest sense- mind, body and community. This book makes yoga fun while making fruits and vegetables extra yummy for children, and adults too.

Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

Why Lifestyle Medicine is the Missing Piece of our Healthcare Toolkit

In response to the escalating epidemic of chronic disease in our community, Kellyn Foundation ( will hold the inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Symposium in the Lehigh Valley on April 6, 2019, entitled “Discontent is the First Necessity of Progress:  Why Lifestyle Medicine is the Missing Piece of our Healthcare Toolkit”. 

What is the evidence supporting the use of nature as medicine?

What is Green RX?

Everyone knows fresh air is good for you. But did you know that exercising outside or in view of outside is more effective than exercising inside? Or that dementia gardens can improve memory? Or that PTSD and ADHD can improve with nature guidance? How does nature work? Behavioral activation? Cortisol, vitamin D and serotonin level change? Phytoncide inhalation? Immune system desensitization?

Cluster Randomized Trial

Implementing School-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity

This research, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, aimed to assess whether implementation of specific nutrition and physical activity components of school wellness policies lead to healthier student outcomes, including BMI trajectories. Findings indicate that implementing strong school nutrition policies results in healthier weight trajectories in middle school students.
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