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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.”   
Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

How can your diet help "flatten the curve"? 
Anniversary Report Calls for Comprehensive Food Policy Reform

Anniversary Report Calls for Comprehensive Food Policy Reform

March 24, 2020— A report released today in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health presents an ambitious, but needed package of 60 policy recommendations for combating diet-related disease, reducing disparities, and creating a more sustainable food system.
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.
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. 
A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

Commencement addresses often focus on the idea of a bright future, but Congressman Jim McGovern’s speech at the Friedman School’s ceremony on May 19 was a little different.
Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years
Friedman Faculty and Research Featured in NY Times Opinion Piece

Friedman Faculty and Research Featured in NY Times Opinion Piece

Research and reports from both the Friedman School and 2018 Jean Mayer Award Winner Mission Readiness were featured in the New York Times Opinion section written by Dr. Joon Yun, Dr. David A. Kessler, and Dan Glickman.