Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

Hydration: What to Know for Hot Weather

Hydration: What to Know for Hot Weather

Know the signs and risks of dehydration and keep the fluids flowing to avoid overheating this summer or whenever temperatures rise 
How Changing School Lunches Could Help the Environment

How Changing School Lunches Could Help the Environment

A recent Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy study found school lunch menus can have a significant impact on the environment
Friedman School Interim Dean Named

Friedman School Interim Dean Named

Christina Economos, national leader in research into children’s nutrition, health, and obesity prevention, to take the helm on July 1.
Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, spoke recently with news channel WCVB ABC-5 to explain how starches can sabotage weight loss plans. Watch Here
ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

This year's ASN meeting is once again all-virtual. 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.
Check Out Key Ingredients: A Friedman Alumni Podcast

Check Out Key Ingredients: A Friedman Alumni Podcast

Check out our podcast series featuring the voices and stories of Friedman School alumni. Key Ingredients: Food Science Insight will spotlight brief conversations with alumni of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, detailing how they are making a real-world impact after their time at the Friedman School. Episodes will run about 25 minutes long and will be released each month during the Spring 2022 Semester.  
How Office Cafeterias Could Help Save on Health Care Spending

How Office Cafeterias Could Help Save on Health Care Spending

A new study from Friedman School researchers finds workplace cafeterias that follow Federal Food Service Guidelines can improve worker health and save millions in health care dollars
White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

White House Announces Historic Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

A task force of leaders—including the dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy—is preparing to bring together stakeholders and storytellers to inform this critical work
A Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores

A Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will host a Workshop on Food Access at Dollar Stores (FADS) and its Implications for Public Health on June 3rd and 4th, 2022.
Local Plates, Global Minds: Challenges and Successes in Local Food Procurement

Local Plates, Global Minds: Challenges and Successes in Local Food Procurement

The Local Plates, Global Minds team, based at the Friedman School, has spent nearly three years working with the Boston Public School community to assess if changes in food procurement improve the nutritional quality and environmental sustainability of menus, and to learn about the trials and successes of increasing local food procurement for school lunches. Here, members of the research team, Rachel Kinney and Alexandra Stern, provide an overview of the project's context, challenges and outcomes.