Food Policy and Disparities

Nutrition Expert to U.S. Senators: Enact Food is Medicine Policy Now

Nutrition Expert to U.S. Senators: Enact Food is Medicine Policy Now

Treating food as medicine in policymaking will save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars, said Friedman School’s Dariush Mozaffarian.
A Food is Medicine Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

A Food is Medicine Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

On April 10, 2024, nearly 90 attendees from at least 18 states gathered in Washington D.C. for the Food is Medicine Institute’s first-ever Food is Medicine Advocacy Day at Capitol Hill.
Meet Imogen Knight, N24

Meet Imogen Knight, N24

Degree: MNSP - Master of Nutrition Science and Policy Home: Ketchikan, Alaska. I grew up in Australia but fell in love with this small part of the world working a summer job eight years ago. My husband grew up in Ketchikan and we are now raising two beautiful children here.
Meet Calvin Tran, N24

Meet Calvin Tran, N24

Degree: MS – Concentration: Nutrition Intervention, Communication, & Behavior Change (NICBC) & MPH – Concentration: Population Health Promotion (PHP) Home: Chicago, IL (well, if you’re from Chicago, I’m actually from Mount Prospect, a NW suburb of Chicago)
White House Commitments to End Hunger, Reduce Diet-Related Disease

White House Commitments to End Hunger, Reduce Diet-Related Disease

Innovative new institute and collaborative alliance led by institute and Kaiser Permanente among initiatives highlighted
Study Reveals Insurance Premiums Stifle Wage Growth

Study Reveals Insurance Premiums Stifle Wage Growth

A new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy shows that insurance premiums are holding back wage growth, especially for people of color. The rising cost of health insurance is an ongoing concern in the United States. New research shows that increasing health insurance costs are eating up a growing proportion of worker’s compensation, and have been a major factor in both flattening wages and increasing income inequality over the past 30 years. 
"Charity is not a solution to food insecurity": How to Feed the Future

"Charity is not a solution to food insecurity": How to Feed the Future

"In all my years of working on food insecurity with Indigenous or peoples around the world, the things that I come away with are uncertainty, pain, shame, fear. It's not just the hunger dimension.
World-Renowned Experts Join Forces to Tackle Global Food Security Challenges

World-Renowned Experts Join Forces to Tackle Global Food Security Challenges

The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) this week announced the next Steering Committee of its High Level Panel of Experts on food security and nutrition. 
New Report Shows Food is Medicine Interventions Would Save U.S. Lives and Billions of Dollars

New Report Shows Food is Medicine Interventions Would Save U.S. Lives and Billions of Dollars

Incorporating targeted food and nutrition strategies into healthcare on a national level will improve health and quality of life, reduce work for hospitals, and cut healthcare costs, according to experts studying Food is Medicine (FIM) efforts.
Friedman at AAEA

Friedman at AAEA

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. About 1,400 participants are expected to attend the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington DC at the Marriott Marquis, July 23-25, 2023. The Annual Meeting is made up of Invited Paper Sessions, Invited Case Study Papers, Organized Symposia, Selected Presentation Lightning Sessions, Selected Presentations, and Track Sessions.