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 >>

The Wisest Investment You Can Make

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

You’ve probably heard that Americans aren’t saving as much as they used to. At >>

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 >>

Another Breakfast Benefit

A hearty morning meal is linked to healthier arteries.

Middle-aged adults who skip breakfast are more likely to have plaque in their arteries >>

Brain Health Breakthrough

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

Toxoplasma gondii or T. gondii, a brain parasite that infects about one in three >>

Just 48 Minutes a Week

Physical activity cuts risk of mobility problems.

Sedentary seniors who added 48 minutes of physical activity to their weekly routine substantially >>

Collaborating for a Cure

Studying a mysterious heart condition in cats and humans is a team effort.

A disorder called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in which heart muscle becomes abnormally thick and dysfunctional, >>

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 >>

Carb-Ranking Controversy

How useful is the Glycemic Index?

If you could rank foods from best to worst and base your eating decisions >>

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 >>

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.

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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.