Food Policy and Disparities

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.

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

From NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell:

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

Student Alana Davidson Focuses on Food Security in Research and Practice

When Friedman Student Alana Davidson had the opportunity to do research as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), she bridged her passions for food and social justice into a study highlighting the Food insecurity prevalence among university students in New Hampshire.

Making SNAP Healthier With Food Incentives and Disincentives

Making SNAP Healthier With Food Incentives and Disincentives

Policy interventions to make SNAP healthier in the next Farm Bill could save from $6.8 to $41.9 billion and reduce disease burdens

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

Modeling study estimates impact of policies targeting fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks in schools on health outcomes for children and adults

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

New study identifies continuing disparities in diet quality for participants on SNAP