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Farming for Peace

Farming for Peace

For Major Jessica McCoy, V98, N05, the symbol of peace is not a dove but a chicken. Stationed in Iraq since May 2007, McCoy, an Army veterinarian, is part of a State Department-led reconstruction team whose goal is to help revive Iraq’s domestic poultry industry. If successful, Operation Chicken Run (as the project is affectionately known) will not only improve the quality of the Iraqi diet but also create jobs and promote inter-tribal cooperation, says McCoy.

Cancer and Nutrition

Cancer and Nutrition

A new study from Friedman's Fang Fang Zhang compared the dietary patterns of cancer survivors to federal guidelines, and found that they often fall short. Published in CANCER this week, and covered by the Los Angeles Times, her findings point to the need for dietary interventions in this vulnerable population. 

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and additional partners, works locally, regionally, and across the country to strengthen local food systems by supporting new farmers. They serve and collaborate with the people, communities, and organizations in Massachusetts, the Northeast, and beyond. 

Sugary Drinks Linked to High Death Tolls Worldwide

Sugary Drinks Linked to High Death Tolls Worldwide

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published today in  the journal Circulation and previously presented as an abstract at the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention in 2013.

Surveys Reveal Trends in Global Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Fruit Juices and Milk

Surveys Reveal Trends in Global Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Fruit Juices and Milk

Results Can Inform Research on Beverage Health Impacts and Nutrition Policy Development

Data on beverage intakes in 187 countries reveal diversity in existing intakes and trends in global consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk. A research team led by scientists from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University reported today in PLOS ONE that the consumption of all three types of beverages was lowest in East Asia and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption was highest in the Caribbean.

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to more favorable HDL-C changes

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to more favorable HDL-C changes

In the first study to investigate blood lipid levels in association with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren, researchers found there was an inverse association between SSB intake changes and HDL-cholesterol increases (HDL-C is the "good cholesterol").

 

Featured Course: Health Claims and the Food Industry

Featured Course: Health Claims and the Food Industry

“We were helping a real company with a real task,” says Marissa Donovan, RD, N16, a student in James Tillotson’s popular Health Claims & the Food Industry course this past spring.

Community Collaboration with Carney Hospital

Community Collaboration with Carney Hospital

Concern about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages is mounting.

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