Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

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.
A New Approach to Turn the Tide On Obesity

A New Approach to Turn the Tide On Obesity

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has published a new report co-authored by members of the Friedman School Community— Assistant Professor Erin Hennessy, doctoral candidate Ariella Korn, and Professor Christina Economos. The paper is titled "Using Systems Approaches to Catalyze Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts."
WIC Telehealth Innovations

WIC Telehealth Innovations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, a grant of $8.5 million to test and evaluate the use of telehealth innovations in delivery of USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
The Next Half-Century of Food

The Next Half-Century of Food

On the anniversary of a landmark White House conference, experts raise critical issues that affect nutrition for all of us
Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us: NYT Op Ed

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us: NYT Op Ed

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, and Former US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman co-wrote an op-ed recently published in the New York Times. Addressing rising healthcare costs and an increase in cardiovascular disease in the US, they propose taking a long overdue look at America's dietary habits. The op-ed also includes numerous nutrition policy proposals, and examples of recent successes. 
2019 Staff Recognition Award

2019 Staff Recognition Award

Daniel Schultz has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Friedman School Staff Recognition Annual Award. This award was designed to recognize a staff member who demonstrates exceptional contributions to the School, extraordinary service, dedication, a commitment to excellence, and/or actions beyond the standard expectations of their role. The committee is pleased to announce that 17 staff members were nominated by fellow members of the Friedman School community, including by faculty, staff, and students.
Sara Folta Wins the Friedman School's Faculty Award

Sara Folta Wins the Friedman School's Faculty Award

Sara C. Folta, PhD has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Friedman School's Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award! The award is given to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the Friedman School in teaching, research, or public impact.
A Global Hospitality Leader

A Global Hospitality Leader

With multiple master’s degrees and over two decades of professional experience, Michiel Bakker was already a global hospitality leader when he came to the Friedman School.
A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

Commencement addresses often focus on the idea of a bright future, but Congressman Jim McGovern’s speech at the Friedman School’s ceremony on May 19 was a little different.