This is the teaching blog for Nutrition 238, a graduate course in the principles of economics used to analyze agricultural, food and nutrition choices around the world.  To see each post, click on the category of interest under the top right menu showing what’s here.  —> —>

The course is offered at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, in the spring as described in the syllabus for NUTR 238, and in the fall for our MNSP students as described in the syllabus for NUTB 238. The fall version is taught online with a short residency (hence NUTB, for blended learning).  Both semesters have similar content, which is designed to be attractive and accessible to students with zero previous experience or interest in economics, while providing depth on agriculture, food markets & nutrition for those with experience in general economics. Students can enroll individually in standalone courses like this one via Courses@Tufts.  To see what it’s like, course evaluations for the last 3 years are here for the small MNSP version (always online) in Fall 2020, 2021 and 2022, and the large MS-PhD version (usually taught in person) during in Spring  2020, 2021 and 2022.

This blog is for me and class participants to share fun stuff about the economics of food.  Interested visitors might also want to check out the site on US Food Policy maintained by Prof. Parke Wilde.

The Friedman School has an exceptionally strong and diverse collection of faculty, staff and students interested in all aspects of human nutrition, agriculture and food – all on our website.

–Will Masters

PS, we’ll get back soon enough to in-person gatherings:

In the meantime, see you online!


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