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New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the U.S.

New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the U.S.

A new modeling study estimates the number, proportion, and type of specific cancers associated with the under or overconsumption of foods and sugar-sweetened beverages among American adults. The analysis is one of the few to focus on the modifiable risk factors for cancer connected to food intake in the United States. 
A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

A Call to Hearts, A Call to Action

Commencement addresses often focus on the idea of a bright future, but Congressman Jim McGovern’s speech at the Friedman School’s ceremony on May 19 was a little different.
The 2019 Gershoff-Simonian Prize

The 2019 Gershoff-Simonian Prize

Amy Taetzsch, MS, RD, is the 2019 recipient of the Stanley N. Gershoff, Simon J. and Arpi A. Simonian Prize for Research Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy at the Friedman School.
From Finance to Food - One Student's Career Journey

From Finance to Food - One Student's Career Journey

On the brink of a quarter-life crisis, Megan Bradshaw began to lean into her growing interest in nutrition and wellness. As a graduate of Northeastern University with a B.S. in business administration and concentration in finance, Bradshaw began her career as a financial analyst.
Nayla Bezares Announced as 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

Nayla Bezares Announced as 2019 Student Commencement Speaker

The Friedman School is pleased to announce that this year’s student Commencement speaker is Nayla Bezares, MS candidate in the Agriculture, Food and Environment program. 
FDA Added Sugar Label Could Be Cost-Effective Way to Improve Health

FDA Added Sugar Label Could Be Cost-Effective Way to Improve Health

Model estimates prevention of nearly 1 million cases of cardiometabolic disease, billions of dollars in savings in first 20 years of label’s use.
The Health-Care Cost of Weight Bias

The Health-Care Cost of Weight Bias

Physician Fatima Cody Stanford tells a Tufts audience how bias about obesity and overweight is damaging patients
Reflections on My First Semester at the Friedman School

Reflections on My First Semester at the Friedman School

“Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy.”
Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health outcomes

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years
Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Study also identifies association between excess calcium supplement intake and increased risk of death from cancer