Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change
In this course we will examine the diverse uses of social media in the current health and nutrition field and develop a framework for students to apply for future social media usage in professional endeavors. Attention will be paid to the critical analysis of the appropriateness, potential target populations, communication and health behavior strategies, the risks and benefits, and the overall intended outcomes and reach of social media communication.
Because there is no one solution from any one sector when it comes to addressing the childhood obesity crisis in our nation, we are bringing together the top leaders from business, academia, non-profit, and science to collaborate on ways to tackle this complex issue.
This course explores food systems - primarily as food supply chains (e.g., production, processing, distribution and consumption of food) - within the context of social, economic, governance, health, and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Systems-based frameworks are the basis for understanding how to translate conceptual models into applications for programs and policy-making by government agencies, food industry sectors, NGOs, and educators.
ChildObesity180’s “You’re the Mom” campaign highlights child nutrition, supports local mothers
Each year, Tufts Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates; sparking research collaboration among disparate faculty members, and catalyzing innovative ideas for learning and teaching across campus.