Public Impact

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

USDA Awards New RIDGE Center to Partnership of Tufts and UConn.

 

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. 

A Matchmaker for Food Startups

A Matchmaker for Food Startups

Branchfood founder Lauren Abda, N12, helps entrepreneurs find their way.

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

Baby boomers will face many barriers to good nutrition as they age. It’s time to get prepared.

New Entry Awarded Grant

New Entry Awarded Grant

More Help is On the Way for New Farmers and Ranchers: USDA NIFA Apprenticeship Award to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for National Farm and Ranch Learning Network

Catalyzing Innovation and Collaboration

Catalyzing Innovation and Collaboration

Each year, Tufts Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates; sparking research collaboration among disparate faculty members, and catalyzing innovative ideas for learning and teaching across campus. 

A Dietary Report Card for Americans

A Dietary Report Card for Americans

A study by Dariush Mozaffarian and members of his research team published recently in JAMA suggests that Americans are adding more whole grains, nuts and seeds to their diets and cutting back on sodas and sugary drinks, but it is partially dependent on income. 

Nutrition Facts: The Back Story

Nutrition Facts: The Back Story

Next time you’re in the supermarket checking out the nutrition facts panel on a product or entering what you ate for lunch into a fitness app, you can thank researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. 

Understanding Genetically Engineered Crops

Understanding Genetically Engineered Crops

In a new report, a group of nationally eminent scientists say that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but they also note that it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding and their impacts on health and the environment.

Healthy Scouts, Healthy Communities

Healthy Scouts, Healthy Communities

For nearly 40 years The Friedman School has created leaders in nutrition, with a focus on building programs to affect real change toward healthier neighborhoods and communities. ChildObesity180 (CO180) is one of many successful initiatives grown out of Friedman's fertile ground. Bringing together the top leaders from business, academia, non-profits, and the scientific community, CO180 has proven that creating sustainable, scalable strategies to reduce and reverse childhood obesity can, and should, take an entire village.

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