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Mothers in Malawi Improve Children's Nutrition

Mothers in Malawi Improve Children's Nutrition

Mothers in Malawi improve the nutrition in porridge by adding more fortified oil: Using Social Behavior Change Communication, delivered through a Care Group model, Caregivers in Southern Malawi add more oil to their child’s corn soy blend porridge. 

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

President Donald Trump has made it clear that foreign aid is not a top priority for his administration. His 2018 budget proposal includes steep cuts to the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations.

Introducing Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts

Introducing Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts

With the launch of the largest fundraising initiative in its history, Tufts University is enhancing its ability to tackle the globe’s toughest challenges.

Ag Crisis in Puerto Rico

Ag Crisis in Puerto Rico

Recovery from storm that destroyed up to 85 percent of crops will take time and effort, say Friedman School experts.

The hurricane that swept through Puerto Rico on September 20 practically wiped out the island’s agricultural sector, destroying 80 to 85 percent of crops by some estimates. Getting emergency food and water to people for the near future has already proven a big challenge. But in the long-term, the agricultural damage may create more of an economic crisis than a food crisis, according to Tufts faculty.

Friedman at ICN

Friedman at ICN

Once every four years, nutrition researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the globe convene in a different locale for the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN).

This year marks the 21st session, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. The chosen theme, “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” is particularly relevant in an era in which we are seeing many developing and ongoing global nutrition security crises due in no small part to the effects of climate change.

Celebrating 16 Years Running

Celebrating 16 Years Running

Tufts' involvement in the Boston Marathon enters its sixteenth year in 2018 and we are grateful to John Hancock for the opportunity to once again participate in this historic race. The 2018 Marathon will be held on Patriots Day, Monday, April 16, 2018 and gifts will support research at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Gregory Gottlieb Appears on WGBH Greater Boston

Gregory Gottlieb Appears on WGBH Greater Boston

Gregory Gottlieb, director of the Friedman School's Feinstein International Center appeared on WGBH News' Greater Boston last week, speaking about the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

On September 18, 2017 Feinstein faculty and an alum were honored at the naming event of the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security.

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability

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