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Honoring the life of Sabina Carlson Robillard

Honoring the life of Sabina Carlson Robillard

The Boston Globe offers a touching tribute to the life and work of Sabina Carlson Robillard and reflects on her impact on disaster affected communities.  Read on The Boston Globe  
Tufts Researchers Find That Brains with More Vitamin D Function Better

Tufts Researchers Find That Brains with More Vitamin D Function Better

An estimated 55 million people worldwide live with dementia, a number that’s expected to rise as the global population ages. To find treatments that can slow or stop the disease, scientists need to better understand the factors that can cause dementia. 
Dean for Policy Dariush Mozaffarian and Bill Frist call for nutrition funding and research

Dean for Policy Dariush Mozaffarian and Bill Frist call for nutrition funding and research

You are what you eat. Every year, new scientific discoveries make clear that food is critical to health.
Tufts Researchers Find Link Between Foods Scored Higher By New Nutrient Profiling System and Better Long-Term Health Outcomes

Tufts Researchers Find Link Between Foods Scored Higher By New Nutrient Profiling System and Better Long-Term Health Outcomes

The idea that what we eat directly affects our health is ancient; Hippocrates recognized this as far back as 400 B.C. But, identifying healthier foods in the supermarket aisle and on restaurant menus is increasingly challenging. Now, researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts have shown that a holistic food profiling system, Food Compass, identifies better overall health and lower risk for mortality.  
Are Americans Eating Enough Whole Grains? It Depends on Who You Ask.

Are Americans Eating Enough Whole Grains? It Depends on Who You Ask.

A diet rich in whole grains, which are naturally high in fiber, is associated with lowering a person’s risk for various health problems. Overall, Americans are eating more whole-grain foods than ever before, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts researchers report in a new study, published November 30 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Solving Childhood Obesity Requires Strong Connections Within Coalitions, New Study Suggests

Solving Childhood Obesity Requires Strong Connections Within Coalitions, New Study Suggests

Research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy shows that interdisciplinary relationships help spread new information on childhood obesity to create lasting change
Five Tufts Faculty Named to List of Top Researchers in the World

Five Tufts Faculty Named to List of Top Researchers in the World

The scientific research by Tufts faculty is among top cited globally, according to a new Clarivate ranking
FMI and The Friedman School Build on White House Conference

FMI and The Friedman School Build on White House Conference

The Food Industry Association along with the The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy hosted a gathering, the Food Industry Collective: Commitments in Action, as a way to join leaders and experts of varying sectors within food and nutrition.  The gathering provided an opportunity to discuss solutions and actionable initiatives to end hunger, while strengthening nutrition and reducing diet-related disease. 
Project of Feinstein International Center releases SEADS Handbook

Project of Feinstein International Center releases SEADS Handbook

The Standards for Supporting Crop-Related Livelihoods in Emergencies (SEADS) handbook is new resource that aims to support humanitarians as they design, implement, and evaulate crop projects that are part of humanitarian responses.  The Handbook is now available on the SEADS website.  View SEADS Handbook
Congratulations to 2022 AAEA Award Winners

Congratulations to 2022 AAEA Award Winners

Friedman School Professor Will Masters accepted the Quality of Communication Award at the 2022 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, for the work of his Food Prices for Nutrition project at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.