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Friedman at ICN

Friedman at ICN

Once every four years, nutrition researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the globe convene in a different locale for the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN).

This year marks the 21st session, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. The chosen theme, “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” is particularly relevant in an era in which we are seeing many developing and ongoing global nutrition security crises due in no small part to the effects of climate change.

Celebrating 16 Years Running

Celebrating 16 Years Running

Tufts' involvement in the Boston Marathon enters its sixteenth year in 2018 and we are grateful to John Hancock for the opportunity to once again participate in this historic race. The 2018 Marathon will be held on Patriots Day, Monday, April 16, 2018 and gifts will support research at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Gregory Gottlieb Appears on WGBH Greater Boston

Gregory Gottlieb Appears on WGBH Greater Boston

Gregory Gottlieb, director of the Friedman School's Feinstein International Center appeared on WGBH News' Greater Boston last week, speaking about the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

On September 18, 2017 Feinstein faculty and an alum were honored at the naming event of the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security.

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability

Unwarranted Blocking of Local Public Health Action on SSBs?

Unwarranted Blocking of Local Public Health Action on SSBs?

A new study evaluates whether federal preemption could be used to block taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Upon departing USAID, Professor of the Practice Greg Gottlieb was given the distinguished career award in July 2017. This honor is the highest Agency award and is only presentated to individuals recognized as having distinguished careers upon their departure from the Agency.

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

The arrival of a new director to the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School comes just in time for an incredible milestone. The Feinstein International Center (FIC) was founded 20 years ago in 1997, with the initial charge to study the famines and the response to famine.

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

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