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2020 Friedman School Staff Recognition Award Recipient and Nominees

2020 Friedman School Staff Recognition Award Recipient and Nominees

Congratulations to Jess Cote, recipient of the 2020 Friedman School Staff Recognition Award and to the six additional nominees: Armen Barseghyan, Patty Dawson, Annie DeVane, Michelle Frankfort, Matt Hast, and Kim Wright!
The Pandemic and Childhood Weight Gain

The Pandemic and Childhood Weight Gain

There’s plenty of talk of the COVID 20—meaning the extra weight that adults are putting on during the pandemic. But what about children? Even before the pandemic, the percentage of American children who have overweight or obesity—defined as body mass index (BMI) being in the 85th to 95th percentiles for children of the same age and sex—was startlingly high, and early evidence is suggesting the pandemic may make matters even worse.
Making Communities Healthier from Afar

Making Communities Healthier from Afar

The Baghdady Fund for Maternal and Child Nutrition allowed Jacqueline Leon, N21, to focus her research on pregnant women in need.
Stepping Up for Tufts

Stepping Up for Tufts

Tufts friends and volunteers are calling for a strong show of support for the university this Giving Tuesday
Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The virtual pre-event Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good on November 23-24, 2020 will be a key milestone leading to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Whenever Ellen Block, BSOT66, has visited the Tufts campus, she has talked with Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy students about their plans to apply their knowledge out in the world.
Introducing Free Micro-Courses at Friedman

Introducing Free Micro-Courses at Friedman

Take the next step in exploring the topics you're passionate about— for free! The Friedman School is now offering Micro-Courses covering a variety of topics in the field of Nutrition. Micro-Courses are free, bite-sized (30-60 minute) video courses that feature Friedman faculty discussing current trends and topics in food and nutrition. 
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