Winter 2017

Treating Food as Medicine

A working group on Capitol Hill will look at hunger as a health care issue.

With research showing that a healthy diet is often the best prescription for preventing >>

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 >>

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.

Welcome to the future of food: A mother looking for a heathier snack for >>

Safely Preserved

Does celery juice cure the problem?

Joel B. Mason, a professor at the Friedman School and Tufts School of Medicine >>

Volatile Index

Glycemic measurement of carbs may not be the final word on blood sugar.

Big swings in your blood sugar level can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes, >>

Heart Helpers

The power of omega-3s.

People with more omega-3s in their blood have a lower risk of dying from >>

Growing New Farmers and Ranchers

New Entry program takes the lead in creating a nationwide network of apprenticeship programs.

For aspiring farmers and ranchers, hands-on fieldwork through an apprenticeship is a big part >>

Hole in the Data

Minorities are underrepresented in genetics research, and that perpetuates health disparities, study finds.

With all the success scientists have had using genetics to fight against disease, one >>

Replace Your Fats

There are benefits to trading bad fats and carbs for good fats.

Here’s a diet swap with lots of evidence behind it: Eating more unsaturated fats, >>

Diet Change Would Feed More

Eating vegetarian, with a bit of dairy, makes the best use of American farmland.

If Americans change the way they eat, the existing U.S. farmland could feed a >>

A Plan for Action

A message from the dean of the Friedman School.

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Friedman School’s new strategic plan.

Over >>

Staying True to the Science

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

Integrity. It’s a personal value and a professional standard that guides the work of >>

Top Stories

Good to Grow

Studies find no more health risks from genetically engineered crops than from conventional ones, but we cannot abandon other plant-breeding methods.

Hungry for Answers

We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

That Dirty Water 

An inconvenient truth about old sewer systems.

Waste by Design

Why do we throw away so much perfectly good food?

Get ’Em While They’re Cubs

Scout troops strive for healthier habits.

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

We offer some tips on how you can fight food waste.

Editor's Picks

A Reason to be Choosy about Fat

Diet may exacerbate genetic obesity risk

Feed Your Stem Cells

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

For a Longer Life, Add Less Salt

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer 

Home-Packed Lunches Fall Short

New study finds those brown bags are usually strong on snacks and weak on nutrition 

Mom, There’s Something Green on My Plate! 

Advice for handling your picky eater