Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

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.
Supporting Beginning Farmers and the Agri-preneurial Ecosystem

Supporting Beginning Farmers and the Agri-preneurial Ecosystem

With support from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), New Entry is conducting three training projects in collaboration with partners across the Northeast to support their farmers’ needs.
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: Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez

Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez

The Feinstein International Center and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez as Associate Professor and inaugural recipient of the Dignitas Professorship at the Friedman School Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
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.
Study probes connection between diet quality and environmental sustainability

Study probes connection between diet quality and environmental sustainability

A healthy diet means a healthier you, which also means a healthier planet, right? Well, it’s complicated. Zach Conrad, assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at William & Mary, is the lead author on a study that challenges common perceptions about the link between healthy eating and environmental sustainability. In fact, his research shows that healthy diets can have positive and negative influences on the environment.
A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A food distribution platform managed by Jacob Weiss, N20, was awarded $25,000 in Friedman School’s annual Entrepreneurship Competition
Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Program will involve large consortium of wildlife and human disease experts and networks from around the world
Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Some but not all U.S. metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study

Researchers estimate potential for locally sourced food based on land needs for different diets