Winter 2016

Trusted Science, Real Impact

A message from the dean of the Friedman School

Wherever I travel, I hear one question time and again: What in the world >>

Sharing the Knowledge

A message from the director of the HNRCA

At the HNRCA we embrace the Dalai Lama’s sentiment: “Share your knowledge. It is >>

Meditation in Motion

Promoting physical activity in older adults

Photo: Kelvin Ma

Research study volunteers and other friends of the Jean Mayer USDA >>

Researchers Build a School

Nutrition study leads to an unexpected mission: fortifying young minds

Professor Susan B. Roberts and Adjunct Assistant Professor Nina P. Schlossman, J75, N86, went >>

Refugee Champion

A White House honor for helping the persecuted

Sasha Chanoff, N04, F04, was honored at the White House last year as a >>

The Right Balance

Gift supports research on nutrition, aging, inflammation and chronic disease

When illness strikes, your immune system goes on the offensive, sending out chemicals that >>

It Starts with a Plan 

A message from your alumni association president

It is an exciting time to be an active member of the Friedman School >>

Top Stories

Sipping Toward Disaster

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

Rude Awakening

Cutting back on sleep can pack on the pounds. The question is, why?

Pass It On

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

Feast for the Eyes

Simple design tricks make healthy snacks as appealing as junk food

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

Overlooked veggies that are surprisingly good for you

Editor's Picks

Do Your Knees Need D?

Vitamin may protect your joints from arthritis

Food Inside Out

Who measures all those nutrients in what we eat, anyway?

Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

Certain gut bacteria could affect the chances of developing the disease

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

Why So Good?

The science behind yogurt’s aura of health

A Reason to be Choosy about Fat

Diet may exacerbate genetic obesity risk