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Researchers Discover Widespread Flaw in Global Childhood Development Data

Researchers Discover Widespread Flaw in Global Childhood Development Data

A formula to address the error reveals new insights on children’s growth in the world's poorest countries
Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us: NYT Op Ed

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us: NYT Op Ed

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, and Former US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman co-wrote an op-ed recently published in the New York Times. Addressing rising healthcare costs and an increase in cardiovascular disease in the US, they propose taking a long overdue look at America's dietary habits. The op-ed also includes numerous nutrition policy proposals, and examples of recent successes. 
Benefits of a US salt reduction strategy to US food industry

Benefits of a US salt reduction strategy to US food industry

July 24, 2019— New research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, highlights the potential health and economic impact of the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed voluntary salt policy on workers in the US food industry. Excess salt consumption is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Globally, more than 1.5 million CVD related deaths every year can be attributed to excess dietary salt intake.
2019 Staff Recognition Award

2019 Staff Recognition Award

Daniel Schultz has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Friedman School Staff Recognition Annual Award. This award was designed to recognize a staff member who demonstrates exceptional contributions to the School, extraordinary service, dedication, a commitment to excellence, and/or actions beyond the standard expectations of their role. The committee is pleased to announce that 17 staff members were nominated by fellow members of the Friedman School community, including by faculty, staff, and students.
Not Enough Fish, Too Much Processed Meat

Not Enough Fish, Too Much Processed Meat

A new analysis published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates that US adults eat as much processed meat and as little fish as they did 18 years ago, despite public health guidelines to the contrary
Higher Protein Intake May Curb Age-Related Inflammation

Higher Protein Intake May Curb Age-Related Inflammation

For adults around sixty, low-grade, age-related chronic inflammation is associated with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Awards at ASN

Awards at ASN

Congratulations to all of the folks in our Friedman/HNRCA community who received special acknowledgements or awards at this year's ASN Meeting! 
Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, identifying a new factor to consider for maintaining mobility and independence in older age.
RIDGE Program Announces 2019 Grant Awards

RIDGE Program Announces 2019 Grant Awards

Eight New Research Grants to Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality in Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
Beyond Self-Check Out: How Grocery Stores Are Incorporating Tech

Beyond Self-Check Out: How Grocery Stores Are Incorporating Tech

“I'm sure the folks at Amazon are thinking of creative ways of using Amazon Prime to identify customers and to pull all the data that they know about them to make sure that they offer the products that I want when I want," says Norbert Wilson, a professor at Tufts School of Nutrition. “I wonder if that automation will reach all people equally and successfully.”