Food Policy and Disparities

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.

Norbert Wilson Elected to AAEA Board of Directors

Norbert Wilson Elected to AAEA Board of Directors

Professor Norbert Wilson was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). "I was elected to the board just this year, but I have been a part of the AAEA since I was an undergrad," said Wilson.

The EconoFacts on SNAP

The EconoFacts on SNAP

Professor Will Masters' latest blog post on EconoFact covers the realities of the SNAP program by stripping away the partisan spin and getting down to the facts of the matter.

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, researchers project in a study published in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard from the University of Liverpool, UK and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, US.

Local Action Leads the Way

Local Action Leads the Way

Spread of local taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages is likely: New article says key factors in previous efforts to impose excise taxes may indicate conditions for future success.

Waste By Design

Waste By Design

Why do we throw away so much perfectly good food?

Covering The Cost of Health

Covering The Cost of Health

Food subsidies and taxes significantly improve dietary choices: Interventions that alter food prices can improve people’s diets, leading to more healthy choices and fewer unhealthy choices.

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Higher risk of all-cause and cardiometabolic mortality, particularly related to diabetes, found among federal food-purchasing assistance program participants compared to nonparticipants

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