Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

The fight against COVID-19 — a need for 'soft power' in health care Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian and and Fletcher Dean Emeritus James Stavridis co-author this opinion piece for The Hill, urging the U.S. government to strengthen its “soft power” within the healthcare system, as it has done in its military and national security sectors, by developing “a proactive, vigorous, coordinated and well-funded preventive and public health strategy and infrastructure to keep our nation healthy and safe into the future.”   
Sugary Drinks and Maintaining Normal Cholesterol Levels

Sugary Drinks and Maintaining Normal Cholesterol Levels

BOSTON (February 26, 2020, 5:00 a.m., EST)—Middle-aged and older adults who drank sugary beverages daily were at greater risk of developing abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to those who rarely drank those beverages, according to a new epidemiological study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A new council at the Friedman School is recommending a national nutrition research moonshot.
New Study: Dining Out

New Study: Dining Out

Dariush Mozaffarian, senior author and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, discusses potential solutions to the challenge of improving the nutritional quality of what Americans are eating while dining out. 
Local, National, and Global Internships

Local, National, and Global Internships

Author Serena Baldwin is a second year M.S. student in the Division of Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs. 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.