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Tufts Marathon Team 2024 - Featured Runners

Tufts Marathon Team 2024 - Featured Runners

The Tufts Marathon Team (TMT), in collaboration with Bank of America, offers the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon while raising critical funds to benefit childhood obesity, cancer, hunger/famine, and healthy aging to name a few. Since first taking part in the Marathon in 2003, TMT has raised more than $8.5 million to support these crucial issues in food and nutrition. 
Nicole Tichenor Blackstone on Sustainable Protein Choices

Nicole Tichenor Blackstone on Sustainable Protein Choices

"When it comes to carbon footprint, water use, or land use, red meat tends to be worse than a source of poultry, like chicken. Nevertheless, there are absolutely environmental sustainability concerns and animal welfare concerns with large-scale poultry production." Dr. Nicole Tichenor Blackstone, Assistant Professor in the Division of Agriculture, Food, and Environment is quoted in The Guardian and offers insights into animal protein consumption. 
Friedman School Based Research Featured in Appetite

Friedman School Based Research Featured in Appetite

A team of researchers, many of whom are based at the Friedman School, have recently published a paper in the journal Appetite that examines the relationship between caregivers' autonomy and competence and their feeding practices before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The paper, titled "The longitudinal association between caregivers' perceived competence and autonomy and children's dietary consumption before and 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic," can be found at the link below. 
Announcing the Sabina Robillard Student Prize Fund

Announcing the Sabina Robillard Student Prize Fund

The Feinstein International Center is proud to announce the establishment of an annual award to honor the memory and legacy of Sabina Carlson Robillard. We are grateful for the alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who generously endowed this fund honoring Sabina in perpetuity.
Developing Healthy Communities

Developing Healthy Communities

Featured Course: Developing Equitable, Inclusive Community Environments for Physical Activity (NUTC 212)
Understanding and Protecting Against Foodborne Illness

Understanding and Protecting Against Foodborne Illness

Here’s what you need to know to eat a healthy, varied diet while avoiding getting sick from listeria, E. coli, and more. Each year, one in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food. In total, researchers have identified more than 250 foodborne diseases, which have been traced to all kinds of foods, according to Tufts experts. 
Patrick Webb Appointed Chief Nutritionist at USAID

Patrick Webb Appointed Chief Nutritionist at USAID

Patrick Webb, Alexander McFarlane Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School, will be taking a 2-year leave of absence to assume the role of Chief Nutritionist at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent federal agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.
White House Commitments to End Hunger, Reduce Diet-Related Disease

White House Commitments to End Hunger, Reduce Diet-Related Disease

Innovative new institute and collaborative alliance led by institute and Kaiser Permanente among initiatives highlighted
How to Eat More Fruits in Winter

How to Eat More Fruits in Winter

Did you know the cold months are the best time to find fresh oranges and other fruits? Learn how to take advantage of the winter season’s natural bounty. It’s surprisingly easy to find delicious, nutritious fruits in the colder months. Here are some suggestions.
Ingredients for a More Just and Sustainable Food Future

Ingredients for a More Just and Sustainable Food Future

Nicole Tichenor Blackstone examines the environmental, health, economic, and social impact of what’s on the table.