Public Impact

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
A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

Learn more about the group making the case for a "moonshot" on national nutrition research. Leading nutrition and food policy experts outline a bold case for strengthening federal nutrition research in a live interactive session as part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

With the pressures of COVID-19, these are difficult times for all.  The Friedman School community has been resilient, coming together to address immediate problems, such as the abrupt transitions to remote learning, suspension of clinical and human subjects research, and shifting of other major research and public impact activities online.  The COVID-19 crisis has also created major new challenges for many of our students, including:
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