Winter 2019

The Unstoppable Frances Stern

How Stern’s first-of-its-kind nutrition center became a model for other clinics and a training ground for generations of dietitians devoted to the cause.

When social worker and educator Frances Stern helped create the Boston Dispensary Food Clinic >>

The Fridge-in-the-Classroom Test

Could putting refrigerators in classrooms lead to healthier snacks?

At Sean Cash’s child’s school, parents donate snacks to classrooms. It’s a nice tradition, >>

Awarding the Jean Mayer Prize

Tufts recognizes champions of healthy school meals.

Long before Jean Mayer became the tenth president of Tufts University in 1976, he >>

Farm to Hospital

Alums help hospitals serve nutritious, sustainably produced food.

Working for Health Care Without Harm, a national nonprofit, John Stoddard, N09, and Jennifer >>

Native Americans and the Fight for Water

Leslie Sanchez is researching whether having clear water rights has helped reservations grow more crops.

In 1908, the Supreme Court decided that Native American tribes have a right to >>

Top Docs

Nine nutrition experts who are doing big things with their Ph.D.s.

What can you do with a Ph.D.? Some pretty amazing things, from running a >>

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Top Docs

Nine nutrition experts who are doing big things with their Ph.D.s.

Is Calorie Counting Dead?

For a century now, dieters have been trying—and failing— to lose weight by obsessively tracking the calorie content of everything they eat. There has to be a better way.

The Unstoppable Frances Stern

How Stern’s first-of-its-kind nutrition center became a model for other clinics and a training ground for generations of dietitians devoted to the cause.

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Warning: Falling Strength Ahead

Researchers take a crucial step in the fight against muscle loss.

10 Things You Need to Know About Fiber

A nutritional epidemiologist separates the facts from the hype.

The Fridge-in-the-Classroom Test

Could putting refrigerators in classrooms lead to healthier snacks?