Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change

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Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change

Policies and Procedures Handbook for Students

Purpose of the Handbook

This handbook provides all students at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Friedman School) with the rules and regulations that apply between their first registration in the Friedman School and the receipt of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. It describes the procedures, requirements, expectations, and recommended timing for completion of the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Students are responsible for knowing and complying with these procedures.

Mark Fenton

Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television. He's author of numerous books including the best selling "Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness" (Lyons Press, 2nd edition 2008).

Sarah A. Amin, PhD, MPH

Sarah A. Amin is a Research Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her broad research interests include diet and physical activity in school-aged children and how environmental factors and policies can shape these behaviors. She contributes to the evaluation for the NIH-funded Fueling Learning through Exercise study and the development of a tool to measure food literacy in schoolchildren. Sarah recently completed her PhD in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Vermont.

The GREEN Project Lunch Box Study

The GREEN Project Lunch Box Study is a school-based nutrition intervention designed to improve the nutritional quality of foods children bring from home to school. The three-year project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, involves the design, implementation, and evaluation of an innovative communications campaign for third and fourth grade students and their families. The pilot phase of the project was completed in June 2011, and the main intervention took place in schools throughout Eastern Massachusetts during the 2011-2012 school year.

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