Food Policy and Disparities

Global Study Finds Healthy Eating Got Pricier in the Pandemic

Global Study Finds Healthy Eating Got Pricier in the Pandemic

By now, most Americans have felt the effects of global crises on their grocery bills. Recent research published in the journal Nature Food has found this to be a worldwide phenomenon.
Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, spoke recently with news channel WCVB ABC-5 to explain how starches can sabotage weight loss plans. Watch Here
ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

This year's ASN meeting is once again all-virtual. The Friedman School and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JMHNRCA) are representing Tufts University with panels, posters, and plenty of awards for their outstanding work. We've pulled out some highlights for the week, but remember to check out the full schedule for all sessions and events.
How Office Cafeterias Could Help Save on Health Care Spending

How Office Cafeterias Could Help Save on Health Care Spending

A new study from Friedman School researchers finds workplace cafeterias that follow Federal Food Service Guidelines can improve worker health and save millions in health care dollars
A Push for National Action on Nutrition

A Push for National Action on Nutrition

The bipartisan resolution stemmed from a push for national action on nutrition by Friedman School dean and partners
White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

A task force of leaders—including the dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy—is preparing to bring together stakeholders and storytellers to inform this critical work
Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine

From start to end of the Food is Medicine congressional roundtable, the room was full of energy.
A Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores

A Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will host a Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores (FADS) and its Implications for Public Health on June 3rd and 4th, 2022.
Course Spotlight: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Data Points

Course Spotlight: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Data Points

In the course NUTR-393, Data Visualization and Effective Communication, students create, analyze, and learn about the graphical representation of data and how the process of presenting findings must be evidence-based, efficient, clarifying, and ethical. A poorly-made visual with hidden motivations can easily skew findings and lead viewers into suggested conclusions instead of inviting them to ask good questions.
Student Profile: Maryan Isack

Student Profile: Maryan Isack

As I reflect on my time at the Friedman School, I start off by merely reflecting about how I decided to continue my education into graduate school directly after completing my undergraduate degree, all while the world was in the midst of the pandemic in Fall of 2020.