Food Policy and Disparities

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. 
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.
Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

The fight against COVID-19 — a need for 'soft power' in health care Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian and and Fletcher Dean Emeritus James Stavridis co-author this opinion piece for The Hill, urging the U.S. government to strengthen its “soft power” within the healthcare system, as it has done in its military and national security sectors, by developing “a proactive, vigorous, coordinated and well-funded preventive and public health strategy and infrastructure to keep our nation healthy and safe into the future.”   
Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

How can your diet help "flatten the curve"? 
Study Finds US Children's Diet Disparities Persist

Study Finds US Children's Diet Disparities Persist

BOSTON (March 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EDT)—Despite consuming fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and more whole grains, most American children and adolescents still eat poorly – and sociodemographic disparities persist, according to an 18-year national study between 1999 and 2016 of U.S. children’s dietary trends.
A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A new council at the Friedman School is recommending a national nutrition research moonshot.
New Study: Dining Out

New Study: Dining Out

Dariush Mozaffarian, senior author and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, discusses potential solutions to the challenge of improving the nutritional quality of what Americans are eating while dining out. 
Local, National, and Global Internships

Local, National, and Global Internships

Author Serena Baldwin is a second year M.S. student in the Division of Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs. When the last final exam of spring semester is complete and all term papers are submitted, students at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy are eager to take their learnings out into the world. Summer internships provide a chance for students to apply their skills and knowledge to tackle health, nutrition, environmental, and social issues.