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Fixing America's Health Care

Fixing America's Health Care

We should make our nation’s nutrition crisis a top nonpartisan priority

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

Feinstein Faculty and Alum Honored at Institute for Human Security Event

On September 18, 2017 Feinstein faculty and an alum were honored at the naming event of the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security.

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability

Unwarranted Blocking of Local Public Health Action on SSBs?

Unwarranted Blocking of Local Public Health Action on SSBs?

A new study evaluates whether federal preemption could be used to block taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Gottlieb Recipient of USAID Distinguished Career Award

Upon departing USAID, Professor of the Practice Greg Gottlieb was given the distinguished career award in July 2017. This honor is the highest Agency award and is only presented to individuals recognized as having distinguished careers upon their departure from the Agency.

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

New Leadership as the Feinstein Center Turns 20

The arrival of a new director to the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School comes just in time for an incredible milestone. The Feinstein International Center (FIC) was founded 20 years ago in 1997, with the initial charge to study the famines and the response to famine.

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.

Norbert Wilson Elected to AAEA Board of Directors

Norbert Wilson Elected to AAEA Board of Directors

Professor Norbert Wilson was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). "I was elected to the board just this year, but I have been a part of the AAEA since I was an undergrad," said Wilson.

The EconoFacts on SNAP

The EconoFacts on SNAP

Professor Will Masters' latest blog post on EconoFact covers the realities of the SNAP program by stripping away the partisan spin and getting down to the facts of the matter.

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies have potential to lower US cardiovascular disease rates

Food policies, such as fruit and vegetable subsidies, taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States, researchers project in a study published in PLOS Medicine by Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard from the University of Liverpool, UK and Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, US.

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