Food Policy and Disparities

Call for Applications: IMMANA Fellowships

Call for Applications: IMMANA Fellowships

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce a new round of one-year Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, co-funded with UK Aid from the UK government through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through their programme on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) det
Where Food, Climate, and Racial Equity Meet

Where Food, Climate, and Racial Equity Meet

At a recent briefing, experts urged the U.S. to increase funding and coordinate efforts for sustainable nutrition science
Kurt Hager Receives Horowitz Foundation Grant Award

Kurt Hager Receives Horowitz Foundation Grant Award

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy has selected 25 scholars to receive grants for research in the social sciences. Kurt Hager, a PhD student in our Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs program, will research the cost-effectiveness of expanding medically tailored meal coverage for individuals with Diet-Sensitive disease. 
ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

This year's ASN meeting is all-virtual, but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in live events throughout the week. 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.
Congrats to Our 2021 Faculty Award Winners

Congrats to Our 2021 Faculty Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the new winners of the Friedman School’s two annual faculty awards.  We wish to thank the students, faculty and staff who provided thoughtful nominations, and to also thank the committees who reviewed nominations and made the difficult choice of selecting only one winner for each of our two faculty awards.
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