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The Truth About Metals in Foods

The Truth About Metals in Foods

A recent spate of stories about contaminated food aren’t as worrisome as they seem, said the Friedman School’s Jerold Mande
A New Approach to Turn the Tide On Obesity

A New Approach to Turn the Tide On Obesity

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has published a new report co-authored by members of the Friedman School Community— Assistant Professor Erin Hennessy, doctoral candidate Ariella Korn, and Professor Christina Economos. The paper is titled "Using Systems Approaches to Catalyze Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts."
A Climate-Friendly Cup

A Climate-Friendly Cup

Tufts research could help inform future strategies to shift consumer behavior.
The EAT Lancet Diet: New Findings

The EAT Lancet Diet: New Findings

New study finds the EAT-Lancet diet for human and planetary health is unaffordable for 1.58 billion people, mostly in the developing world.
WIC Telehealth Innovations

WIC Telehealth Innovations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, a grant of $8.5 million to test and evaluate the use of telehealth innovations in delivery of USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
The Next Half-Century of Food

The Next Half-Century of Food

On the anniversary of a landmark White House conference, experts raise critical issues that affect nutrition for all of us
Study: Losing weight—and keeping it off—linked to cardiometabolic benefits

Study: Losing weight—and keeping it off—linked to cardiometabolic benefits

Maintaining weight loss is associated with more favorable heart disease, stroke, and diabetes risk factors compared to regaining weight after three years
‘Report card’ on diet trends: low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day’s calories

‘Report card’ on diet trends: low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day’s calories

Older people, those with lower income, and those with less education face greater hurdles
Microbiome may be involved in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults

Microbiome may be involved in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults

Study identifies differences in gut microbiome composition in physically high-functioning vs low-functioning older adults, successfully transfers some of these effects into mice
Another Way to Eat Local

Another Way to Eat Local

Want a win for the environment, your community, and your health? Show local fisheries some love, says Friedman School alum Kyle Foley