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Patrick Webb Appointed Chief Nutritionist at USAID

Patrick Webb Appointed Chief Nutritionist at USAID

Patrick Webb, Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School, will be taking a 2-year leave of absence to assume the role of Chief Nutritionist at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent federal agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.
White House Commitments to End Hunger, Reduce Diet-Related Disease

White House Commitments to End Hunger, Reduce Diet-Related Disease

Innovative new institute and collaborative alliance led by institute and Kaiser Permanente among initiatives highlighted
How to Eat More Fruits in Winter

How to Eat More Fruits in Winter

Did you know the cold months are the best time to find fresh oranges and other fruits? Learn how to take advantage of the winter season’s natural bounty. It’s surprisingly easy to find delicious, nutritious fruits in the colder months. Here are some suggestions.
Ingredients for a More Just and Sustainable Food Future

Ingredients for a More Just and Sustainable Food Future

Nicole Tichenor Blackstone examines the environmental, health, economic, and social impact of what’s on the table.
Winners Announced for Innovate Forward Challenge

Winners Announced for Innovate Forward Challenge

Nestlé Health Science and The Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute at the Friedman School at Tufts University Announce Startup Challenge Winners
Linking Teaching Kitchens with Agricultural Systems

Linking Teaching Kitchens with Agricultural Systems

Friedman School students, Alexis Cole and Jennifer Pethan recently collaborated with Jason Evans, Dean of the College of Food Innovation and Technology at Johnson and Wales University, to produce their latest research publication, "The Role of Agricultural Systems in Te
Friedman School Expert Joins Climate Science Advisory Panel

Friedman School Expert Joins Climate Science Advisory Panel

On January 12, 2024, Massachusetts launched a Climate Science Advisory Panel to provide expertise on statewide climate science and future projections. The panel will advise the new Massachusetts Office of Climate Science on the latest advances and applications in climate science. Focusing on hazards like extreme heat, flooding, sea level rise, and health impacts, the panel will inform climate adaptation planning and projects at the state and local levels.
Stakeholders in Cellular Agriculture Set Strong Goals for the Future

Stakeholders in Cellular Agriculture Set Strong Goals for the Future

Scaling and consumer buy-in considered crucial aims during second annual conference.
Diets Rich in Plant Protein May Help Women Stay Healthy as They Age

Diets Rich in Plant Protein May Help Women Stay Healthy as They Age

A new Tufts-led study found women who ate more plant-based protein developed fewer chronic diseases and were generally healthier later in life. 
Europe’s First Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Pilot Launched in UK

Europe’s First Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Pilot Launched in UK

Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the Fair Food Program (FFP) announce next steps for ground-breaking new worker-driven programme for UK fishing.