Food Policy and Disparities

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20 Years of the American Diet: Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

20 Years of the American Diet: Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

"We found that foods eaten from fast-food or fast-casual restaurants offered the worst nutrition – 85% of foods eaten by children at these establishments, and 70% by adults, were of poor quality. At full-service restaurants and work-site cafeterias, about half the foods eaten were of poor quality. At grocery stores, we found some improvement from 2003 to 2018. The percentage of poor-quality foods eaten from grocery stores dropped from 40% to 33% for adults, and 53% to 45% for children."
The Struggle to Create Just and Sustainable Cities

The Struggle to Create Just and Sustainable Cities

As the world becomes increasingly urban, Tufts faculty examine inequities that drive chronic poverty, poor health, and discrimination
Time to Shift from Food Security to Nutrition Security to Increase Health & Well-Being

Time to Shift from Food Security to Nutrition Security to Increase Health & Well-Being

Tufts and Georgetown scientists, and humanitarian José Andrés, call for a new approach to address food and nutrition inequities
Breaking Down Barriers With Innovative Telehealth Interventions

Breaking Down Barriers With Innovative Telehealth Interventions

The USDA/Tufts Telehealth Intervention Strategies for WIC (THIS-WIC) has selected seven WIC State Agencies (SAs) to receive awards up to $1,000,000 each to implement novel telehealth interventions in delivery of USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
The Cost of a Healthy Diet

The Cost of a Healthy Diet

Research by Friedman School economist Will Masters sheds new light on the price of nutritious food around the world
Attend the 2021 Global Food+ Symposium

Attend the 2021 Global Food+ Symposium

The Friedman School leads innovation in scientific communication, by organizing and providing content for 7-minute speed talks planned for the fourth Global Food+ symposium to be held on February 12, 19, 26, and March 5.
Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

We're pleased to announce a new faculty appointment to the Friedman School: Adjunct Professor Secretary Dan Glickman.
Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The virtual pre-event Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good on November 23-24, 2020 will be a key milestone leading to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

The Quest for Justice: Revitalizing Cities

To boost equity, we must rethink the police, invest in sustainable cities, and ensure that people of color are at the table, argue Tufts experts
Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Study Illuminates Consumer Confusion About Whole Grain Labels

Researchers say results provide legal evidence for proposed changes in labeling regulations.