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Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Upon departing USAID, Professor of the Practice Greg Gottlieb was given the distinguished career award in July 2017. This honor is the highest Agency award and is only presentated to individuals recognized as having distinguished careers upon their departure from the Agency.

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

The arrival of a new director to the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School comes just in time for an incredible milestone. The Feinstein International Center (FIC) was founded 20 years ago in 1997, with the initial charge to study the famines and the response to famine.

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

Norbert Wilson Elected to AAEA Board of Directors

Norbert Wilson Elected to AAEA Board of Directors

Professor Norbert Wilson was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). "I was elected to the board just this year, but I have been a part of the AAEA since I was an undergrad," said Wilson.

The EconoFacts on SNAP

The EconoFacts on SNAP

Professor Will Masters' latest blog post on EconoFact covers the realities of the SNAP program by stripping away the partisan spin and getting down to the facts of the matter.

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, researchers project in a study published in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard from the University of Liverpool, UK and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, US.

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

Hungry for Answers

Hungry for Answers

  We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

Local Action Leads the Way

Local Action Leads the Way

Spread of local taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages is likely: New article says key factors in previous efforts to impose excise taxes may indicate conditions for future success.

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Tufts researchers are finding that climate change is affecting the growing and harvesting of tea, creating small differences that could have big consequences.

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