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Advancing Nutrition Innovation in an Era of Misinformation

Advancing Nutrition Innovation in an Era of Misinformation

Challenges and opportunities from the fourth annual Nutrition Innovation Summit
The 2021 Tufts Marathon Team: Featured Runners

The 2021 Tufts Marathon Team: Featured Runners

The Tufts Marathon Team (TMT), in collaboration with John Hancock, offers the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon while raising critical funds to benefit childhood obesity, cancer, hunger/famine, and healthy aging to name a few. Since first taking part in the Marathon in 2003, TMT has raised more than $6 million to support these crucial issues in food and nutrition. Here are a few of our Friedman-affiliated runners, in their own words. 
7 Ways to Combat Climate Change

7 Ways to Combat Climate Change

Story by Taylor McNeil at Tufts Now Rising temperatures, fires raging out of control in the American West and Europe, increasingly fierce storms: they are all consequences of climate change induced by human consumption of fossil fuels, according to the latest report from the United Nations, written by scientists from around the world.
ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

This year's ASN meeting is all-virtual, but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in live events throughout the week. The Friedman School and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JMHNRCA) are representing Tufts University with panels, posters, and plenty of awards for their outstanding work. We've pulled out some highlights for the week, but remember to check out the full schedule for all sessions and events.
Time to Shift from Food Security to Nutrition Security to Increase Health & Well-Being

Time to Shift from Food Security to Nutrition Security to Increase Health & Well-Being

Tufts and Georgetown scientists, and humanitarian José Andrés, call for a new approach to address food and nutrition inequities
Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

We're pleased to announce a new faculty appointment to the Friedman School: Adjunct Professor Secretary Dan Glickman.
Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Whenever Ellen Block, BSOT66, has visited the Tufts campus, she has talked with Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy students about their plans to apply their knowledge out in the world.
2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

Recipients honored for response and commitment to COVID-19 crisis to improving food access, nutrition, communities and culture
How Tufts Is Convening a Call for a National Nutrition Research ‘Moonshot’

How Tufts Is Convening a Call for a National Nutrition Research ‘Moonshot’

The Friedman School and other institutes have outlined specific options to strengthen and accelerate federal nutrition research to transform lives, reduce health disparities, and reduce health-care spending
Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Experts and coalition call for better coordination to prevent costly diet-related illnesses and better address food insecurity while accelerating discoveries, economic growth, and improving public health and population resilience