Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

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 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
Student Commencement Speaker: Alejandra Cabrera

Student Commencement Speaker: Alejandra Cabrera

The Friedman School is pleased to announce this year’s student Commencement speaker! Alejandra Cabrera, MS candidate in the Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change program, will be addressing the graduates on Sunday, May 20th.
Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Friedman Experts: The 2018 Farm Bill

Reauthorized every five years, each new iteration of the farm bill may establish new programs, end old programs, and modify continuing programs related to how our food is grown, how our citizens are fed, and how our land is used. Food and agricultural policy can be exceedingly complex, so, in advance of the 2018 reauthorization, bolster your farm bill knowledge with this helpful infographic and some wise words from our Friedman community experts.
Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Could Food Price Changes Save Lives?

Subsidies for healthy foods and taxes on unhealthy foods could reduce deaths from stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among Americans with lower socioeconomic status