Lilian Cheung

Dr. Cheung was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Managing Stress.

Dr. Lilian Cheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source website (, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s nutrition website for health professionals, media and consumers.  She is also the co-editorial director of Obesity Prevention Source ( ), a website providing science based information for policy changes at the community level.  Her work focuses on the translation of science-based recommendations into public health communications and programs, to promote healthy lifestyles for chronic disease prevention and control.

She is the co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2nd edition 2007), a widely disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children that is currently used in Boston as well as across the U.S. and internationally.  She is a Co-Investigator at the CDC Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity.

She co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and co-authored Be Healthy!  It’s A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003, 2nd edition 2010), a book written for adolescent girls.

Her latest book Savor:  Mindful Eating, Mindful Life (2010, 2011) is co-authored with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh which has already been acquired for translation in 15 countries.