Lilian W. Y. Cheung, Sc.D., R.D.

Dr. Cheung is Lecturer, Director of Health Promotion & Communication, and Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source website ( at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition. 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. Her extensive experience in school-based programs and health communication includes being the Director of the Harvard Nutrition and Fitness Project at the Center for Health Communication; Co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2007), a widely disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children (; and 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 Dr. Julius Richmond, and she co-authored Be Healthy! It's A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003), a book written for adolescent girls. Her latest book, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life co-authored with Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh, was released by Harper Collins in March 2010 (

Dr. Cheung serves on numerous boards and advisories including The Boys &l Girls Clubs of Boston, Girls Scouts of the USA, Save The Children's CHANGE program, and The Presidents' Circle of The National Academy of Sciences. Prior to her career at Harvard School of Public Health, she was a senior nutrition associate at Bell Associates in Cambridge and Vice President and Executive Director of Medical Nutrition Associates in Boston.