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Teaching Toward Equity: A Time to Rethink

Teaching Toward Equity: A Time to Rethink

Faculty seek ways to make social justice an integral part of every course  
Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Researchers estimate potential for locally sourced food based on land needs for different diets
The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

To boost equity, we must rethink the police, invest in sustainable cities, and ensure that people of color are at the table, argue Tufts experts
Alumna Receives Julia Child Award

Alumna Receives Julia Child Award

A grant from the TV chef’s foundation is helping Danielle Nierenberg, N01, start the conversations to transform the food system
Mediterranean Diet and Epigenetic Changes

Mediterranean Diet and Epigenetic Changes

In exciting new research from the Friedman School's Jiantao Ma and Alice H. Lichtenstein, diet quality may affect our health by changing DNA methylation levels. This hypothesis has been tested using animal models, but has not been well-studied in humans.
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 backgrounds, 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, understanding the complexities of topics in the world of food and nutrition creates 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