Summer 2018

Our Future Depends on Young Scientists

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

As I take on the role of center director and continue my research in >>

A Step Forward for Older Adults

A Tufts community-based study shows exercise improves mobility, cognition, and quality of life.

On an April morning at the Council on Aging in Somerville, Massachusetts, the 9 >>

Not Too Cool for Farm to School

Farmers see value in helping their communities.

Farm-to-school programs help schools purchase fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. But farmers >>

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

How we're using big data to improve health.

From fighting famine to improving food safety to providing a richer trove of material >>

Hold the Phone

How cell phones and fitness trackers can help fight hunger in developing countries.

Measuring whether people in developing countries have enough nutritious food is vital work. It >>

11 Years Younger

Eating leafy greens keeps your brain spry.

That’s roughly the reduction in cognitive brain-age for people who ate about one-and-a-half servings >>

#MeToo in Aid Agencies

A new report suggests that sexual assault is pervasive within the ranks of humanitarian groups.

Even as they are providing humanitarian assistance to others, many aid workers are experiencing >>

Change Food Prices, Save Lives

Adjusting the price of seven foods could prevent 63,268 deaths every year.

Friedman School researchers estimate that changing the price of some foods by 30 percent >>

Is It Time We All Ate Bugs?

Insects are nutritious, delicious, and good for the environment. They might also prove key to helping feed an increasingly hungry planet.

“I always said I would never eat a bug,” Carnie Wilson said, scrunching up >>

Hard Work If You Can Get It

Livelihoods programs promise refugees a path to self-reliance, but how much they can truly help remains an open question.

Setting up tents and dispensing food, water, and medical care isn’t a sustainable way >>

There From the Start

Combined, these three Friedman School professors have given more than a century of service to Tufts and to science.

The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) building was still under construction >>

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Is It Time We All Ate Bugs?

Insects are nutritious, delicious, and good for the environment. They might also prove key to helping feed an increasingly hungry planet.

Building a Brighter Food Future

As the Friedman School creates a hub of entrepreneurship, meet the students, faculty, and advisers working to transform the global food system through business thinking.

Hard Work If You Can Get It

Livelihoods programs promise refugees a path to self-reliance, but how much they can truly help remains an open question.

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