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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. 
Friedman At ASN - 2020

Friedman At ASN - 2020

NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, The American Society for Nutrition’s new virtual meeting is your source for high-quality nutrition research and news. The meeting will be held June 1 – 4, 2020.
How COVID-19 Affects Farmers and the Food Supply Chain

How COVID-19 Affects Farmers and the Food Supply Chain

COVID-19 has highlighted weaknesses and inequities in America’s food supply system, as well as the need to fix them.
COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

COVID-19 Impacts on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

William Masters, writing for econofact.org Impacts of COVID-19 on the food sector are among its most visible and important economic consequences.
Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

With the pressures of COVID-19, these are difficult times for all.  The Friedman School community has been resilient, coming together to address immediate problems, such as the abrupt transitions to remote learning, suspension of clinical and human subjects research, and shifting of other major research and public impact activities online.  The COVID-19 crisis has also created major new challenges for many of our students, including:
COVID-19 and Social Networks in Humanitarian Crises

COVID-19 and Social Networks in Humanitarian Crises

COVID-19 compromises social networks. What does this mean for people in humanitarian crises?