Food Policy and Disparities

Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Reauthorized every five years, each new iteration of the farm bill may establish new programs, end old programs, and modify continuing programs related to how our food is grown, how our citizens are fed, and how our land is used. Food and agricultural policy can be exceedingly complex, so, in advance of the 2018 reauthorization, bolster your farm bill knowledge with this helpful infographic and some wise words from our Friedman community experts.

New Bipartisan Report Advises on a Healthier SNAP

New Bipartisan Report Advises on a Healthier SNAP

Friedman faculty members Jerold Mande and Norbert Wilson were instrumental in developing the Bipartisan Policy Center's report on recommendations to make SNAP diets healthier.

Healthy Diets for Better Health

Healthy Diets for Better Health

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian supports launch of Food Is Medicine Working Group on Capitol Hill

Junk food tax is legally and administratively viable, finds new analysis

Junk food tax is legally and administratively viable, finds new analysis

An original analysis by researchers at New York University College of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible.

Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Subsidies for healthy foods and taxes on unhealthy foods could reduce deaths from stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among Americans with lower socioeconomic status

Calling All Food Rescuers

Calling All Food Rescuers

How one Friedman student is helping Boston say no to food waste.

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

President Donald Trump has made it clear that foreign aid is not a top priority for his administration. His 2018 budget proposal includes steep cuts to the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations.

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.

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

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

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.

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