Summer 2017

Good Food for a Secure Nation

A message from the dean of the Friedman School.

Based on scholarship from Tufts and beyond, we know our country faces a nutrition >>

Our Work Is in Jeopardy

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

Fifty years ago, the United States committed to improving the nutrition status of vulnerable >>

When the Old Way is Best

Insights into the wisdom of traditional herding in Uganda.

For more than a decade, the Ugandan government has tried to steer people in >>

10 Foods with Life-or-Death Consequences

A study puts a shocking number on the cost of a bad diet.

A study by Renata Micha and colleagues put a shocking number on the cost >>

Feeding Threat

Infant cereals sold in developing countries are inconsistent in their quality.

The quality issues could be damaging child growth, according to a study led by >>

Soy and Survival

Unpacking the science related to diet and breast cancer.

It can be confusing to know how soy foods, such as tofu and soybeans, >>

The Food-Price Effect

How much does price actually move the needle on your eating habits?

If there’s a sale on tomatoes, you’re more likely to buy them, right? But >>

Cancer-Fighting Colors

A pigment in red peppers, butternut squash and other foods might inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Although nicotine, the addictive ingredient in cigarettes, does not cause cancer—you can blame that >>

Eating for Healthy Eyes

Why complex carbs are the clear choice for preserving vision.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—the leading cause of vision loss after age 50—can leave a >>

Go with the Grain

How fiber-rich carbs could help you lose weight.

Having trouble losing those last five pounds? Consider the power of whole grains. According >>

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

HNRCA science that soars to new heights.

Based on the abundance of articles its researchers have published in top-tier journals, Tufts >>

Next-Gen Food Aid

These emergency meals are new, improved and engineered to save lives.

Every year, the U.S. Agency for International Development sends more than a million tons >>

Fighting Shape

Cutting-edge nutrition science keeps the U.S. military at peak fitness and prepared to serve. And the discoveries Tufts researchers are making in the lab and in the field could help weekend warriors, too.

The quest to keep troops well fed has led to all sorts of innovations. >>

Top Stories

A Boost for Food Businesses

A new entrepreneurship program will give students the skills they'll need.

Taking Root

With a little help from Tufts, an immigrant farmer sustains her family, her culture and a diverse community.

Next-Gen Food Aid

These emergency meals are new, improved and engineered to save lives.

Fighting Shape

Cutting-edge nutrition science keeps the U.S. military at peak fitness and prepared to serve. And the discoveries Tufts researchers are making in the lab and in the field could help weekend warriors, too.

Editor's Picks

What’s a Dietitian to Do?

Challenges lead to hope in Malawi’s first R.D. training program.

Highlighting the Heroes

Unearthing ideas to fix the bad stuff, Food Tank starts with the good.

Eating for Healthy Eyes

Why complex carbs are the clear choice for preserving vision.

Soy and Survival

Unpacking the science related to diet and breast cancer.