Global Nutrition

Global Nutrition


Sustaining Development

Drs. Beatrice Rogers and Jennifer Coates have released the high-level results of a four-country, multi-year study of the sustainability of development gains from several USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) development food assistance projects.

The study was funded by FFP and implemented through the Friedman School in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA).

Renata Micha

Dr. Micha is a registered clinical dietician, public health nutritionist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the effects of diet on chronic diseases, mainly cardiometabolic diseases, and on population strategies to improve diet, utilizing multiple research paradigms. She has particular interest and experience in global dietary assessment among various population subgroups, identifying causal diet-disease relationships, quantifying and modeling the impact of dietary habits on chronic diseases, and evaluating the comparative effectiveness of dietary policies. 

Gitanjali Singh

Gitanjali Singh, MPH, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University.  Her research focuses on quantifying the relationships between diet and cardiometabolic disease in the context of the global nutrition transition, and on understanding how this transition contributes to health disparities worldwide.  Dr.

Friedman Seminar: Elena Naumova

This Friedman Seminar features Elena Naumova, giving a presentation titled: "What would Michelangelo think about BMI?". This seminar was held on February 4th, 2015.

Friedman Seminar: Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, and dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy speaks about the global priorities and policies needed to improve cardiometabolic health. This seminar was held on September 10th, 2014.

Feinstein International Center

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Food Security and Humanitarian Crisis, Global Nutrition | Programs: Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance

The Feinstein International Center is a research and teaching center based at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Their mission is to promote the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives, livelihoods and dignity of people affected by or at risk of humanitarian crises.

FAQR - Food Aid Quality Review

The objective of the Food Aid Quality Review project is to develop a consensus surrounding food aid’s nutrient specifications and formulations among a range of stakeholder groups, among which are key officials at USAID and USDA, who can ensure the implementation of recommendations emerging from the project recommendations. This project takes account of advances in nutrition and biological sciences alongside developments in food technology to make available cost-effective commodities tailored to meet the needs of people living in developing countries.

ENGINE - Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Public Impact, Global Nutrition | Programs: Food Policy & Applied Nutrition, Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance

The Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) Program is a five-year, integrated nutrition program intended to decrease maternal, neonatal and child mortality by improving the nutritional status of women and children less than 5 years of age through sustainable, comprehensive and coordinated evidence-based interventions in four major regions of Ethiopia. ENGINE is funded by USAID and implemented by Save the Children International with a consortium of partners, including Tufts University.

FORCE - Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging, Global Nutrition | Programs: Nutritional Epidemiology

In 2009, the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium was formed to facilitate genome-wide association study meta-analyses among longitudinal cohort studies. Our new collaborative group, the Fatty acids & Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE), has been formed within the conceptual framework of CHARGE.

Our goal is to understand the relationships between fatty acids from our diet and metabolic processes, measured using biomarkers, on chronic disease outcomes (cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other conditions). We invite all longitudinal studies with fatty acid biomarker data and ascertained events to participate.

Friedman Seminar with Will Masters

Video | Topics: Global Nutrition

This Friedman Seminar features Friedman professor William Masters, presenting "Got Baby Food? Understanding the Market for Packaged Complementary Foods in Developing Countries." This seminar was held on February 3, 2016.

This seminar describes the results of research that began over 20 years ago in Mali and remains puzzling today: Why is it so difficult for caregivers in poor countries to meet infants' nutrient needs?

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