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Attend the 2021 Global Food+ Symposium

Attend the 2021 Global Food+ Symposium

The Friedman School leads innovation in scientific communication, by organizing and providing content for 7-minute speed talks planned for the fourth Global Food+ symposium to be held on February 12, 19, 26, and March 5.
Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez

Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez

The Feinstein International Center and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez as Associate Professor and inaugural recipient of the Dignitas Professorship at the Friedman School Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

We're pleased to announce a new faculty appointment to the Friedman School: Adjunct Professor Secretary Dan Glickman.
Sourdough: The Science Behind a Pandemic Staple

Sourdough: The Science Behind a Pandemic Staple

Three Tufts experts share their research into microbes and fermented foods and offer new insight into sourdough’s distinct taste
2020 Friedman School Staff Recognition Award Recipient and Nominees

2020 Friedman School Staff Recognition Award Recipient and Nominees

Congratulations to Jess Cote, recipient of the 2020 Friedman School Staff Recognition Award and to the six additional nominees: Armen Barseghyan, Patty Dawson, Annie DeVane, Michelle Frankfort, Matt Hast, and Kim Wright!
The Pandemic and Childhood Weight Gain

The Pandemic and Childhood Weight Gain

There’s plenty of talk of the COVID 20—meaning the extra weight that adults are putting on during the pandemic. But what about children? Even before the pandemic, the percentage of American children who have overweight or obesity—defined as body mass index (BMI) being in the 85th to 95th percentiles for children of the same age and sex—was startlingly high, and early evidence is suggesting the pandemic may make matters even worse.
Making Communities Healthier from Afar

Making Communities Healthier from Afar

The Baghdady Fund for Maternal and Child Nutrition allowed Jacqueline Leon, N21, to focus her research on pregnant women in need.
Stepping Up for Tufts

Stepping Up for Tufts

Tufts friends and volunteers are calling for a strong show of support for the university this Giving Tuesday
Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The virtual pre-event Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good on November 23-24, 2020 will be a key milestone leading to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Whenever Ellen Block, BSOT66, has visited the Tufts campus, she has talked with Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy students about their plans to apply their knowledge out in the world.