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Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

The fight against COVID-19 — a need for 'soft power' in health care Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian and and Fletcher Dean Emeritus James Stavridis co-author this opinion piece for The Hill, urging the U.S. government to strengthen its “soft power” within the healthcare system, as it has done in its military and national security sectors, by developing “a proactive, vigorous, coordinated and well-funded preventive and public health strategy and infrastructure to keep our nation healthy and safe into the future.”   
Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

Op-Ed: Food, Nutrition, and Covid-19

How can your diet help "flatten the curve"? 
Anniversary Report Calls for Comprehensive Food Policy Reform

Anniversary Report Calls for Comprehensive Food Policy Reform

March 24, 2020— A report released today in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health presents an ambitious, but needed package of 60 policy recommendations for combating diet-related disease, reducing disparities, and creating a more sustainable food system.
Study Finds US Children's Diet Disparities Persist

Study Finds US Children's Diet Disparities Persist

BOSTON (March 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EDT)—Despite consuming fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and more whole grains, most American children and adolescents still eat poorly – and sociodemographic disparities persist, according to an 18-year national study between 1999 and 2016 of U.S. children’s dietary trends.
A Letter to Our Admitted Students

A Letter to Our Admitted Students

Dear Admitted Students, Congratulations on your recent acceptance to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University! Given the rapidly evolving issues about COVID-19,  I wished to write and confirm that the Friedman School is actively continuing its educational, research, and public impact activities, now through the end of Spring semester, in our summer teaching, and in the Fall when we welcome you for matriculation.
New Career Services Center

New Career Services Center

The Friedman School is committed to helping our graduates leverage their outstanding education for impactful and successful careers. This year, we are delighted to announce the establishment of the Ellen H. Block Career Services Center at the Friedman School. This new center is made possible through the generosity of long-time Advisor and immediate past Board Chair Ellen Block Tufts-BSOT66, the Ellen & Ronald Block Family Foundation, and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.
Sugary Drinks and Maintaining Normal Cholesterol Levels

Sugary Drinks and Maintaining Normal Cholesterol Levels

BOSTON (February 26, 2020, 5:00 a.m., EST)—Middle-aged and older adults who drank sugary beverages daily were at greater risk of developing abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to those who rarely drank those beverages, according to a new epidemiological study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Research

A new council at the Friedman School is recommending a national nutrition research moonshot.
New Study: Dining Out

New Study: Dining Out

Dariush Mozaffarian, senior author and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, discusses potential solutions to the challenge of improving the nutritional quality of what Americans are eating while dining out. 
Local, National, and Global Internships

Local, National, and Global Internships

Author Serena Baldwin is a second year M.S. student in the Division of Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs. When the last final exam of spring semester is complete and all term papers are submitted, students at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy are eager to take their learnings out into the world. Summer internships provide a chance for students to apply their skills and knowledge to tackle health, nutrition, environmental, and social issues.