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Spring 2021 at Friedman

Spring 2021 at Friedman

Dear Friedman School Students, We’re more than halfway through the Fall 2020 semester.  I know that for some of you remote education works well, while for others remote participation can be challenging and fatiguing.  I would like to congratulate all of you on your resilience and academic progress thus far, and to recognize your incredible scholarship despite these troubling times.  I now write to you to announce our plans for the Spring 2021 semester.
Study probes connection between diet quality and environmental sustainability

Study probes connection between diet quality and environmental sustainability

A healthy diet means a healthier you, which also means a healthier planet, right? Well, it’s complicated. Zach Conrad, assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at William & Mary, is the lead author on a study that challenges common perceptions about the link between healthy eating and environmental sustainability. In fact, his research shows that healthy diets can have positive and negative influences on the environment.
A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A food distribution platform managed by Jacob Weiss, N20, was awarded $25,000 in Friedman School’s annual Entrepreneurship Competition
Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Program will involve large consortium of wildlife and human disease experts and networks from around the world
2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

Recipients honored for response and commitment to COVID-19 crisis to improving food access, nutrition, communities and culture
Teaching Toward Equity: A Time to Rethink

Teaching Toward Equity: A Time to Rethink

Faculty seek ways to make social justice an integral part of every course  
Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Researchers estimate potential for locally sourced food based on land needs for different diets
The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

To boost equity, we must rethink the police, invest in sustainable cities, and ensure that people of color are at the table, argue Tufts experts
Alumna Receives Julia Child Award

Alumna Receives Julia Child Award

A grant from the TV chef’s foundation is helping Danielle Nierenberg, N01, start the conversations to transform the food system