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.

Due to online delivery during the pandemic, students can participate from anywhere and enroll individually in standalone courses like this one via Courses@TuftsParticipants can join each individual class session live or watch later. Prospective students who are curious about the course can check out the course evaluations pasted below.

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 for our MS and PhD students, and in the fall as described in the syllabus for NUTB 238 for our MNSP students. The fall version is taught online with a short residency (hence NUTB, for blended learning).  Course evaluations are here for the MSNP version in Fall 2019 & 2020, or the MS-PhD version in Spring 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Both semesters offer the same 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. 

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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