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Dean Mozaffarian Featured on Innovation Hub

Dean Mozaffarian Featured on Innovation Hub

When it comes to losing weight or maintaining a healthy diet, many of us have chosen to go either low-calorie or low-fat. But recent research has started to upend nutrition science, reframing our notions of “healthy” eating, according to Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

Dean Mozaffarian Guests on Food Talk with Alum Dani Nierenberg

Dean Mozaffarian Guests on Food Talk with Alum Dani Nierenberg

Dean Dariush Mozaffarian recently joined Friedman Alumna Dani Nierenberg for a conversation about maneuvering out of the global nutrition crisis while guaranteeing a better future for the food system. 

Created in August 2018, the podcast “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” features chefs, experts, and activists outlining their ideal food system—and how their projects are making a better food system more attainable.

Cost to walk away from Facebook for a year?

Cost to walk away from Facebook for a year?

Real-life auctions reveal consistent value for users that exceeds Facebook market value.

 

Large Restaurant Portions are a Global Problem

Large Restaurant Portions are a Global Problem

Examination of popular meals in full service and fast food restaurants in five countries reveals large number of highly caloric options, possible contributor to global obesity.

Food Labels Have Effects on Consumption and Product Formulation

Food Labels Have Effects on Consumption and Product Formulation

BOSTON (Dec. 17, 2018)—Over the past two decades, labels such as the U.S. Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods, calorie counts on national restaurant menus, front-of-pack labels encouraging healthier eating, and “low-sodium” or “fat-free” identifiers have been developed in order to promote healthier choices. But do they work?

New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

New Round of RIDGE Funding Announced

Boston/Hartford, Conn. – The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Program announced a new round of funding on November 28, 2018. The request for proposals (RFP) for a new 2019 round of RIDGE seeks to support innovative economic research on domestic nutrition assistance programs and to broaden the network of researchers applying their expertise to USDA topics.

Ideas Into Action

Ideas Into Action

The Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition is an annual Ideas competition sponsored by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, in collaboration with the Tufts Gordon Institute. 

Our Annual Report

Our Annual Report

We are excited to announce the release of the 2017-2018 Friedman School Annual Report.

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

Incentivizing Health and Preserving Choice in SNAP

From NECN's The Take with Sue O'Connell:

The Fridge in the Classroom Test

The Fridge in the Classroom Test

Seeking to improve snacks that kids eat in school, Tufts researchers look at the effect of having refrigerators in the classroom

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