Public Impact

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

Calling All Food Rescuers

Calling All Food Rescuers

How one Friedman student is helping Boston say no to food waste.

Introducing Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts

Introducing Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts

With the launch of the largest fundraising initiative in its history, Tufts University is enhancing its ability to tackle the globe’s toughest challenges.

The EconoFacts on SNAP

The EconoFacts on SNAP

Professor Will Masters' latest blog post on EconoFact covers the realities of the SNAP program by stripping away the partisan spin and getting down to the facts of the matter.

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, researchers project in a study published in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard from the University of Liverpool, UK and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, US.

Welcoming a Food Policy Champion

Welcoming a Food Policy Champion

Even though his appointment at the Friedman School begins today, new faculty member Jerold Mande has been tackling the important issues in food policy for many years. He brings a real-world perspective of policy in action to our already stellar body of food policy knowledge at the school.

Changing the Food System

Changing the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg, N01, founder of Food Tank, forges unlikely alliances in an effort to feed the world. She brings her cause to Tufts on April 1.

Friedman Faculty Receive National Scientific Achievement Awards

Friedman Faculty Receive National Scientific Achievement Awards

American Society for Nutrition Announces Recipients of National Scientific Achievement Awards: Top researchers, clinicians and educators will be recognized for their outstanding contributions at ASN’s Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2017.

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. 

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