Food Policy and Disparities

Food Policy and Disparities

Smart Food Choices for Seniors

Eating right as an older adult takes a bit more effort. Even if you stay the same weight as you age, you have less lean muscle mass and your metabolism slows down, which means you need fewer calories than you once did. At the same time, your nutrient needs stay the same or even increase. Your body may have trouble absorbing certain nutrients, such as B12 and magnesium.

That’s why making every bite count is even more important for seniors.

TEDx Somerville - Consumers, Food, Policy, and Health

TEDxSomerville 2014 

Dr. Sean Cash gave this short talk at a local TEDx event describing his work looking at how kids spend money on food, and trying to get them to spend it on healthier items in Boston-area convenience stores. 



Alison Brown

Alison Brown’s research interests focus on public health nutrition and the development of culturally appropriate nutrition interventions.  Under the advisement and mentorship of Dr.

A Message from Alison Brown - Thank you!

Doctoral candidate Alison Brown thanks the Friedman community for helping her work on projects that make an impact.

Friedman Student Alison Brown Wins the 2014 Tufts University's Presidential Award

Tufts University's Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service annually recognizes outstanding civic achievement across Tufts schools. Alison Brown, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, N14, was among the 2014 recipients.

Understanding Agriculture to Nutrition Linkages: A Rapidly Moving Agenda

This video is of Shibani Ghosh's presentation "Production Diversity and Women's Dietary Diversity in Nepal" given September 30th in Washington DC.

Understanding Genetically Engineered Crops

In a new report, a group of nationally eminent scientists say that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but they also note that it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding and their impacts on health and the environment.

A Dietary Report Card for Americans

A study by Dariush Mozaffarian and members of his research team published recently in JAMA suggests that Americans are adding more whole grains, nuts and seeds to their diets and cutting back on sodas and sugary drinks, but it is partially dependent on income. 

4th Annual Symposium on Agriculture to Nutrition in Nepal

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition has launched the 4th Annual Agriculture to Nutrition Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal: "Minding the Gaps Along the Agriculture-to-Nutrition Pathway." This symposium is a platform to share research findings, program evaluations, and evidence-based policy initiatives on multi-sectoral approaches to improve the nutrition and health of people in Nepal.

How Do You Measure Collaboration?

How do you measure collaboration?

Robin Shrestha, N15, regional project manager for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, also known as the Nutrition Innovation Lab, has helped conduct research that encompasses this fundamental question. The highly anticipated findings were presented by Shrestha’s colleagues in July 2016 at the 4th Annual Scientific Symposium in Nepal.

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