Healthy Communities and Behavior Change

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

Mothers in Malawi Improve Children's Nutrition

Mothers in Malawi Improve Children's Nutrition

Mothers in Malawi improve the nutrition in porridge by adding more fortified oil: Using Social Behavior Change Communication, delivered through a Care Group model, Caregivers in Southern Malawi add more oil to their child’s corn soy blend porridge. 

Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority

Covering The Cost of Health

Covering The Cost of Health

Food subsidies and taxes significantly improve dietary choices: Interventions that alter food prices can improve people’s diets, leading to more healthy choices and fewer unhealthy choices.

Could community-based “Change Clubs” improve heart health in black women?

Could community-based “Change Clubs” improve heart health in black women?

Using the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) model focused on engaging community members in the planning and implementation of interventions, the researchers collaborated with four local churches in predominately Black/African American Boston neighborhoods, and worked with participants to identify and address health concerns in their respective communities. 

A Garden to Remember

A Garden to Remember

Friedman student E. Marbury Jacobs has been named a 2016 Schweitzer Fellow. For her project, Jacobs chose to create a garden club for older adults. 

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