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New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

Boston/Hartford, Conn. – The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Program announced a new round of funding on November 28, 2018. The request for proposals (RFP) for a new 2019 round of RIDGE seeks to support innovative economic research on domestic nutrition assistance programs and to broaden the network of researchers applying their expertise to USDA topics.

Ideas Into Action

Ideas Into Action

The Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition is an annual Ideas competition sponsored by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, in collaboration with the Tufts Gordon Institute. 

Our Annual Report

Our Annual Report

We are excited to announce the release of the 2017-2018 Friedman School Annual Report.

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

From NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell:

The Fridge in the Classroom Test

The Fridge in the Classroom Test

Seeking to improve snacks that kids eat in school, Tufts researchers look at the effect of having refrigerators in the classroom

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

When Friedman Student Alana Davidson had the opportunity to do research as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), she bridged her passions for food and social justice into a study highlighting the Food insecurity prevalence among university students in New Hampshire.

Making Nutrition a Priority

Making Nutrition a Priority

Long before Jean Mayer became the tenth president of Tufts University in 1976, he was a war hero. He fought with French forces in the battle of Dunkirk. After one skirmish with German soldiers, he had to walk several days with a bullet in his foot, leaving him with a permanent limp.

So it’s no wonder that when Mayer decided to take on the challenge of creating the first school of nutrition in the country, he did it with determination.

Seafood, Omega-3s, and Healthy Aging

Seafood, Omega-3s, and Healthy Aging

Findings support guidelines for increased consumption of seafood for older adults

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The BMJ today.

Markers of Dairy Fat Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Markers of Dairy Fat Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine. 

Making SNAP Healthier With Food Incentives and Disincentives

Making SNAP Healthier With Food Incentives and Disincentives

Policy interventions to make SNAP healthier in the next Farm Bill could save from $6.8 to $41.9 billion and reduce disease burdens

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