Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

Tufts Researchers Find Link Between Foods Scored Higher By New Nutrient Profiling System and Better Long-Term Health Outcomes

Tufts Researchers Find Link Between Foods Scored Higher By New Nutrient Profiling System and Better Long-Term Health Outcomes

The idea that what we eat directly affects our health is ancient; Hippocrates recognized this as far back as 400 B.C. But, identifying healthier foods in the supermarket aisle and on restaurant menus is increasingly challenging. Now, researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts have shown that a holistic food profiling system, Food Compass, identifies better overall health and lower risk for mortality.  
Solving Childhood Obesity Requires Strong Connections Within Coalitions, New Study Suggests

Solving Childhood Obesity Requires Strong Connections Within Coalitions, New Study Suggests

Research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy shows that interdisciplinary relationships help spread new information on childhood obesity to create lasting change
The Friedman School Represents at 2022 APHA Annual Meeting

The Friedman School Represents at 2022 APHA Annual Meeting

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is where public health professionals convene, present research findings, learn about emerging research and network with peers. This year's meeting theme is "150 Years of Creating the Healthiest Nation: Leading the Path Toward Equity." It is being held in Boston, MA from November 6th-9th.
Collaborative Food is Medicine Initiative Launches in Mississippi Delta

Collaborative Food is Medicine Initiative Launches in Mississippi Delta

A $6.6 million NIH grant will power a project co-led by Friedman School researchers that aims to lower rates of obesity and diabetes by increasing access to locally produced fruits and vegetables
The Complex Intersections of Food, Health, and History in Hispanic Caribbean Communities

The Complex Intersections of Food, Health, and History in Hispanic Caribbean Communities

Nutrition scholar Melissa Fuster is debunking food stereotypes within Hispanic Caribbean communities. In the process, she offers a thoughtful approach to addressing the group’s diet-related health inequities.
Mind the Gap: How Culture-Specific Messaging Can Lead to Better Nutrition

Mind the Gap: How Culture-Specific Messaging Can Lead to Better Nutrition

Graduate student Ana Maafs-Rodríguez explores the nuances of communication to help promote healthy eating among Latinos
To Raise Healthy Eaters, Go Beyond Breaking the Rules

To Raise Healthy Eaters, Go Beyond Breaking the Rules

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy researchers discuss the current science behind raising healthy eaters, the new advice about breaking old rules, and how that advice might miss the point
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