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Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets

Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets

New study in JAMA also found kids and teens eat less unprocessed and minimally processed foods
Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods can Prevent Disease in Millions

Reducing Sugar in Packaged Foods can Prevent Disease in Millions

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOH) created a model to simulate and quantify the health, economic, and equity impacts of a pragmatic sugar-reduction policy proposed by the U.S. National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI).
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.
Kurt Hager Receives Horowitz Foundation Grant Award

Kurt Hager Receives Horowitz Foundation Grant Award

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy has selected 25 scholars to receive grants for research in the social sciences. Kurt Hager, a PhD student in our Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs program, will research the cost-effectiveness of expanding medically tailored meal coverage for individuals with Diet-Sensitive disease. 
Eating Whole Grains Linked to Smaller Increases in Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

Eating Whole Grains Linked to Smaller Increases in Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar

Study in middle- to older-aged adults suggests whole grains may protect against heart disease
3 Billion People Cannot Afford a Healthy Diet

3 Billion People Cannot Afford a Healthy Diet

William A. Masters, Tufts University and Anna Herforth, Tufts University
Tambra Raye Stevenson on Innovation, Education, and Advocacy

Tambra Raye Stevenson on Innovation, Education, and Advocacy

Tambra Raye Stevenson, MPH is a Tufts alum and the Founder/CEO of WANDA (Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture). WANDA’s mission is focused on reaching, teaching, and advocating for women and girls of African descent in the nutrition, dietetics, and agricultural space.
Announcing Dr. Paul Howe as Director of the Feinstein International Center

Announcing Dr. Paul Howe as Director of the Feinstein International Center

The Feinstein International Center and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Howe as the Director of the Feinstein International Center (FIC). Paul will assume the leadership of the Center on September 1, 2021.
Fall 2021 - On Campus

Fall 2021 - On Campus

Dear Returning and New Students, I hope that your summer has started well. We are very much looking forward to seeing you this coming fall. I write to you now to provide details regarding delivery of courses for the upcoming fall semester. Please read the below information carefully.
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.