Food Policy and Disparities

The Next Half-Century of Food

The Next Half-Century of Food

On the anniversary of a landmark White House conference, experts raise critical issues that affect nutrition for all of us
Benefits of a US salt reduction strategy to US food industry

Benefits of a US salt reduction strategy to US food industry

July 24, 2019— New research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, highlights the potential health and economic impact of the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed voluntary salt policy on workers in the US food industry. Excess salt consumption is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Globally, more than 1.5 million CVD related deaths every year can be attributed to excess dietary salt intake.
Beyond Self-Check Out: How Grocery Stores Are Incorporating Tech

Beyond Self-Check Out: How Grocery Stores Are Incorporating Tech

“I'm sure the folks at Amazon are thinking of creative ways of using Amazon Prime to identify customers and to pull all the data that they know about them to make sure that they offer the products that I want when I want," says Norbert Wilson, a professor at Tufts School of Nutrition. “I wonder if that automation will reach all people equally and successfully.”
A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

Commencement addresses often focus on the idea of a bright future, but Congressman Jim McGovern’s speech at the Friedman School’s ceremony on May 19 was a little different.
Nayla Bezares Announced as 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

Nayla Bezares Announced as 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

The Friedman School is pleased to announce that this year’s student Commencement speaker is Nayla Bezares, MS candidate in the Agriculture, Food and Environment program. 
FDA Added Sugar Label Could Be Cost-Effective Way to Improve Health

FDA Added Sugar Label Could Be Cost-Effective Way to Improve Health

Model estimates prevention of nearly 1 million cases of cardiometabolic disease, billions of dollars in savings in first 20 years of label’s use.
Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years
Student Selected for Global Food Security Symposium Next Generation Delegation

Student Selected for Global Food Security Symposium Next Generation Delegation

Friedman student Hattie Brown has been selected to be a member of the Next Generation Delegation to the 2019 Global Food Security Symposium.
Food Labels Have Effects on Consumption and Product Formulation

Food Labels Have Effects on Consumption and Product Formulation

BOSTON (Dec. 17, 2018)—Over the past two decades, labels such as the U.S. Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods, calorie counts on national restaurant menus, front-of-pack labels encouraging healthier eating, and “low-sodium” or “fat-free” identifiers have been developed in order to promote healthier choices. But do they work?
New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

Boston/Hartford, Conn. – The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Program announced a new round of funding on November 28, 2018. The request for proposals (RFP) for a new 2019 round of RIDGE seeks to support innovative economic research on domestic nutrition assistance programs and to broaden the network of researchers applying their expertise to USDA topics.