Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

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.
The Health-Care Cost of Weight Bias

The Health-Care Cost of Weight Bias

Physician Fatima Cody Stanford tells a Tufts audience how bias about obesity and overweight is damaging patients
Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years
Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

From NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell:
The Fridge in the Classroom Test

The Fridge in the Classroom Test

Seeking to improve snacks that kids eat in school, Tufts researchers look at the effect of having refrigerators in the classroom