THI Projects

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.

Modernizing Protein Quality

A new definition of quality protein

True Health Initiative is building a new ranking for proteins and insists on a new definition of quality protein that means quality food as well.

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

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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