Summer 2016

Restaurant Pitfall

Today’s Special: A whopping number of calories

It’s not just greasy fast-food meals from the big chains that are caloric culprits. >>

Kids Are Sitting It Out

Few children meet daily exercise goals

Guidelines recommend that children get an hour of exercise every day, including a half >>

Dangling an Actual Carrot

Financial incentive to promote healthy eating appears to benefit those on public assistance program 

Very few of us eat enough fruits and vegetables, and for the more than >>

Unnatural Disaster

A quarter-million people died in the Somalia famine of 2011. It didn’t have to happen 

The Somalia famine of 2011 was sparked by a confluence of disasters. A major >>

Ready, Set, Go!

Baby boomers will face many barriers to good nutrition as they age. It’s time to get prepared

Good food has always been a priority for Vyrl Robinson. As a child, she >>

The Good Life

John Hancock teams up with the Friedman School to promote wellness

A good diet is one of the most consequential choices you can make to >>

Make Food An Election Issue

A message from the dean of the Friedman School

Amid the hoopla of the 2016 elections, many important topics have been discussed: jobs, >>

Washington Takes Note

A message from the director of the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

The connection between nutrition and good health has been known since ancient Greek times, >>

Top Stories

Ready, Set, Go!

Baby boomers will face many barriers to good nutrition as they age. It’s time to get prepared

Trouble Brewing

Climate change affects not only how much food we grow, but how it tastes. For crops like tea, small differences could have big economic consequences

Low-Acid Redux

Fewer grains and more fruits and vegetables may keep your bones strong

Unnatural Disaster

A quarter-million people died in the Somalia famine of 2011. It didn’t have to happen 

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

How to stay hydrated when it’s hot

Editor's Picks

Restaurant Pitfall

Today’s Special: A whopping number of calories

Sipping Toward Disaster

Soda and other sugary drinks are even worse for us than we thought. Can we kick the habit?

Shifting America’s Diet

Factions continue to duke it out over what the nation’s dietary guidelines should be, but the scientists have had their say: less meat, less sugar, and please, eat your veggies

Pass It On

What mothers (and fathers) eat can affect the lifetime health of their children

Feed Your Stem Cells

Is nutrition the future of brain health? Neuroscientist Dennis Steindler says yes