Public Impact

Friedman School Interim Dean Named

Friedman School Interim Dean Named

Christina Economos, national leader in research into children’s nutrition, health, and obesity prevention, to take the helm on July 1.
ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

ASN 2022 - Nutrition Live Online

This year's ASN meeting is once again all-virtual. 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.
Check Out Key Ingredients: A Friedman Alumni Podcast

Check Out Key Ingredients: A Friedman Alumni Podcast

Check out our podcast series featuring the voices and stories of Friedman School alumni. Key Ingredients: Food Science Insight will spotlight brief conversations with alumni of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, detailing how they are making a real-world impact after their time at the Friedman School. Episodes will run about 25 minutes long and will be released each month during the Spring 2022 Semester.  
Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine

From start to end of the Food is Medicine congressional roundtable, the room was full of energy.
The 2022 Tufts Marathon Team

The 2022 Tufts Marathon Team

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. 
Four Tufts Faculty Are Among Top Researchers in the World

Four Tufts Faculty Are Among Top Researchers in the World

Work by the scientists is among top cited globally, according to a new ranking
Dean to U.S. Senators: It’s Time to Reinvent the Nation’s Food System

Dean to U.S. Senators: It’s Time to Reinvent the Nation’s Food System

A second White House conference will be a major step toward conquering nutrition insecurity and diet-related disease, said Friedman School’s Dariush Mozaffarian
Dean Mozaffarian Testifies on State of Nutrition in America

Dean Mozaffarian Testifies on State of Nutrition in America

On Tuesday, November 2nd, at 10am EST, Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian will testify before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research on the state of nutrition in America. The bipartisan bill in question would convene a White House conference on food, nutrition, hunger and health—the first such conference in over 50 years.
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
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.