Global Nutrition

Local, National, and Global Internships

Local, National, and Global Internships

When the last final exam of spring semester is complete and all term papers are submitted, students at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy are eager to take their learnings out into the world. Summer internships provide a chance for students to apply their skills and knowledge to tackle health, nutrition, environmental, and social issues.
Reflections on My Time at Friedman

Reflections on My Time at Friedman

My first year at the Friedman School was a whirlwind.
Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence

Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence

Since 2009, a team led by Friedman School faculty have been carrying out a Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) for USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP).
Budding Nutrition Businesses Get a Boost

Budding Nutrition Businesses Get a Boost

Winners in the Friedman School’s first entrepreneurship competition included ideas for healthy foods for Nepali schools and nutrition and farming apps
Friedman Hosts the 2018 Global Food+ Symposium

Friedman Hosts the 2018 Global Food+ Symposium

February 16, 2018 marked the second annual Global Food+ Symposium, hosted by Tufts University at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. This year, 23 researchers from Boston University, MIT, Harvard, and Tufts shared the findings of their work in seven-minute presentations on topics ranging from microbiology to nutrition to theology.
US Ambassador Recognizes LUANAR’s First Dietetics Graduates

US Ambassador Recognizes LUANAR’s First Dietetics Graduates

United States Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, has recognized Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) for its achievement in producing the first cohort of five dietitians who have completed a 20-month rigorous training program.  
Friedman at ICN

Friedman at ICN

Once every four years, nutrition researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the globe convene in a different locale for the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN). This year marks the 21st session, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. The chosen theme, “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” is particularly relevant in an era in which we are seeing many developing and ongoing global nutrition security crises due in no small part to the effects of climate change.
A Call to Action

A Call to Action

The first global analysis of complementary foods marketed in lower-income countries highlights the need for basic quality assurance services to improve nutritional consistency and reduce childhood malnutrition.
Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Friedman students tasked to represent views of North America in a global dialogue in Rome: Young scientists actively involved in UN priority-setting around the global actions needed to achieve healthy diets and nutrition
Catalyzing Innovation and Collaboration

Catalyzing Innovation and Collaboration

Each year, Tufts Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates; sparking research collaboration among disparate faculty members, and catalyzing innovative ideas for learning and teaching across campus.