NUTR 245 is one course of a pair of courses designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of nutrition and its scientific underpinnings. NUTR 245 focuses on micronutrients, including fat- and water-soluble vitamins and minerals. The second course of the sequence, NUTR 246, focuses on macronutrients and energy. The course will cover micronutrient sources; digestion and absorption; bioavailability; homeostasis; functions throughout the lifecycle including roles in promotion of health and prevention of disease; and deficiency and toxicity states.
Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change
Snack It Up Phase II is a program that seeks to improve fruit and vegetable intake for children outside of school.
Randomized trials of everyday choices: A micro-lecture on frontiers of research at the Friedman School, explaining how we have started using economic incentives and nudges to randomize behaviors that occur at home in daily life. These everyday choices cannot normally be tested in clinical trials, but include many of the most important actions people can take to improve nutrition and health. The example discussed here is weighing yourself at home every day. Does that help people lose weight? The answer: yes, for those who stick with it. But that's just a pilot result. This same research technique can be used for many future trials.
For nearly 40 years The Friedman School has created leaders in nutrition, with a focus on building programs to affect real change toward healthier neighborhoods and communities. ChildObesity180 (CO180) is one of many successful initiatives grown out of Friedman's fertile ground. Bringing together the top leaders from business, academia, non-profits, and the scientific community, CO180 has proven that creating sustainable, scalable strategies to reduce and reverse childhood obesity can, and should, take an entire village.
Majority of children’s meal combinations at leading restaurants meet calorie criteria, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Katie Mark is a second year MS/MPH student who will graduate in December 2016. Her experience at Tufts equipped her with the knowledge and skills and exposed her to the people that will help her pursue her career goal to become a registered dietitian working in sports nutrition with professional athletes. In Katie's words, here are five great reasons why Friedman was the right choice: (reposted with permission from The Friedman Sprout)
Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts during a one-week period.
Tufts University's Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service annually recognizes outstanding civic achievement across Tufts schools. Alison Brown, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, N14, was among the 2014 recipients.
Students will receive didactic training on the principles of the grant writing process. Students will be required to write specific aims for a grant proposal on a topic of the instructor’s choosing. A class on writing skills will help students form a clear and concise series of specific aims. A class on available citation databases and reference management techniques will guide students on effective literature searches and management of citations. The entire class will critique each set of specific aims in an interactive session.