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Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education

Equity Competency in Sustainable Food Systems Education

Addressing social inequities has been recognized as foundational to transforming food systems. Activists and scholars have critiqued food movements as lacking an orientation towards addressing issues of social justice. To address issues of inequity, sustainable food systems education (SFSE) programs will have to increase students’ equity-related capabilities. 
Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Researchers say results provide legal evidence for proposed changes in labeling regulations.
Certificate Program Student Perspectives

Certificate Program Student Perspectives

Students in our Certificate Programs come from a variety of backrounds, but are all interested in learning more about the intricate impacts food and nutrition make on every part of life. From business to communications and health care to farming, learning more about these complex linkages helps to foster new connections and perspectives.
How Tufts Is Convening a Call for a National Nutrition Research ‘Moonshot’

How Tufts Is Convening a Call for a National Nutrition Research ‘Moonshot’

The Friedman School and other institutes have outlined specific options to strengthen and accelerate federal nutrition research to transform lives, reduce health disparities, and reduce health-care spending
Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Experts and coalition call for better coordination to prevent costly diet-related illnesses and better address food insecurity while accelerating discoveries, economic growth, and improving public health and population resilience
Fall 2020 - Flexible Learning, Real-World Impact

Fall 2020 - Flexible Learning, Real-World Impact

Dear students, A message about the plans for Fall 2020 from President Monaco to the entire Tufts University community was just released and I encourage you to read his announcement in full for all of the reopening details at the University level.
Addressing Racial Injustice with Action

Addressing Racial Injustice with Action

Dear Friedman Community, We, entrusted as senior leaders of the Friedman School, have felt encouraged by the openness and willingness of our community to engage in difficult conversations about racism, justice, and equity. We condemn the horrific racism and injustice manifest in the oppression and murders of Black people.  These are founded on systemic racism, dating back hundreds of years, that still permeates virtually every aspect of our society, including our academic institutions. 
Menu Labeling Law Will Add Years of Healthy Living

Menu Labeling Law Will Add Years of Healthy Living

BOSTON (June 9, 2020, 9:00 a.m. EDT)—The national law requiring chain restaurants to include calorie labels on menus is estimated to prevent tens of thousands of new heart disease and type 2 diabetes cases—and save thousands of lives—in just five years, according to a new study estimating the law’s impact. The model also estimated that the law would produce $10-14 billion in healthcare cost savings and another $3-5 billion in societal cost savings, such as from prevented lost productivity, over a lifetime.
A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

Learn more about the group making the case for a "moonshot" on national nutrition research. Leading nutrition and food policy experts outline a bold case for strengthening federal nutrition research in a live interactive session as part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
Non-Profits Team Up to Connect Farmers to Families in Need

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

From farms to families, non-profits are teaming up to connect and bring fresh produce from local farms to families in need.