Winter 2018

Counter Culture

American families are eating out more than ever, but aren’t always making the healthiest choices. Tufts researchers are working with restaurants and parents to change that.

It was around 1 p.m. at a fast-food restaurant in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Chris >>

Nourished for the Weekend

In recent years, food banks and other antihunger groups have embraced backpack programs, which >>

Remaking Main Streets

Working in three very different places, certificate graduates are finding smart ways to make their communities healthier.

Encouraging people to take fitness classes or join a gym is good, but many >>

Called to Serve

They wanted to do something good for the world. It became the foundation for a career.

Students come to the Friedman School from any number of places—academia, business, government, the >>

Paying Bonuses to Improve Nutrition

Can a strategy from the business world help solve public health problems?

In India, at least 30 percent of children are seriously undernourished. With a health >>

Spending Smarter

Teaching kids to make better snack choices with their own pocket money.

Nutrition experts spend a lot of time examining what children eat at home, at >>

The Iron Paradox

The hunt for a safer supplement for developing countries and older adults.

Treating iron deficiency—the most common nutritional deficiency in the world—is a double-edged sword. Iron >>

How to Pass a Soda Tax That Sticks

Getting the message right is important.

The handful of cities and counties that have enacted taxes on sugar- sweetened beverages >>

A Strategy for Change

The Friedman School's roadmap for addressing the nutrition crisis.

With diet a leading cause of poor health, inequities, and environmental challenge, the world >>

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

3 questions with Gregory Gottlieb.

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal includes steep cuts to the State Department, the U.S. >>

Top Stories

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

How climate change will affect agriculture and nutrition.

Remaking Main Streets

Working in three very different places, certificate graduates are finding smart ways to make their communities healthier.

Counter Culture

American families are eating out more than ever, but aren’t always making the healthiest choices. Tufts researchers are working with restaurants and parents to change that.

Called to Serve

They wanted to do something good for the world. It became the foundation for a career.

Editor's Picks

Gut Reaction

Can what you eat change your gut microbiome?

Paying Bonuses to Improve Nutrition

Can a strategy from the business world help solve public health problems?

Spending Smarter

Teaching kids to make better snack choices with their own pocket money.

Brain Health Breakthrough

A common infection is linked to Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.