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Friedman At ASN - 2020

Friedman At ASN - 2020

NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE is a rich, interactive experience that you can join from anywhere in the world, offering great content in the form of lectures, scientific sessions, satellite programs, virtual abstract presentations, virtual exhibits, and more. Free online, June 1-4, 2020. 
Non-Profits Team Up to Connect Farmers to Families in Need

Non-Profits Team Up to Connect Farmers to Families in Need

May 14, 2020 – Waltham, MA - Boston Area Gleaners, a Waltham-based non-profit dedicated to bringing fresh produce from local farms to families in need, has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to distribute pre-packaged boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to hunger-relief partners in the region via the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
How COVID-19 Affects Farmers and the Food Supply Chain

How COVID-19 Affects Farmers and the Food Supply Chain

COVID-19 has highlighted weaknesses and inequities in America’s food supply system, as well as the need to fix them.
COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

William Masters, writing for econofact.org Impacts of COVID-19 on the food sector are among its most visible and important economic consequences.
Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

With the pressures of COVID-19, these are difficult times for all.  The Friedman School community has been resilient, coming together to address immediate problems, such as the abrupt transitions to remote learning, suspension of clinical and human subjects research, and shifting of other major research and public impact activities online.  The COVID-19 crisis has also created major new challenges for many of our students, including:
COVID-19 and Social Networks in Humanitarian Crises

COVID-19 and Social Networks in Humanitarian Crises

COVID-19 compromises social networks. What does this mean for people in humanitarian crises?
Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

The fight against COVID-19 — a need for 'soft power' in health care Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian and and Fletcher Dean Emeritus James Stavridis co-author this opinion piece for The Hill, urging the U.S. government to strengthen its “soft power” within the healthcare system, as it has done in its military and national security sectors, by developing “a proactive, vigorous, coordinated and well-funded preventive and public health strategy and infrastructure to keep our nation healthy and safe into the future.”   
Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

How can your diet help "flatten the curve"? 
Anniversary Report Calls for Comprehensive Food Policy Reform

Anniversary Report Calls for Comprehensive Food Policy Reform

March 24, 2020— A report released today in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health presents an ambitious, but needed package of 60 policy recommendations for combating diet-related disease, reducing disparities, and creating a more sustainable food system.
Study Finds US Children's Diet Disparities Persist

Study Finds US Children's Diet Disparities Persist

BOSTON (March 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EDT)—Despite consuming fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and more whole grains, most American children and adolescents still eat poorly – and sociodemographic disparities persist, according to an 18-year national study between 1999 and 2016 of U.S. children’s dietary trends.