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Nine stars who are putting their Ph.D.s to work as educators, scientists, and nutrition leaders.

Is Calorie Counting Dead?

After a century of dieting frustration, new research promises a better way to lose weight.

Frances Stern's Legacy

How Stern’s first-of-its-kind nutrition center became a model for other clinics.

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 Restaurant Menu Trap

There’s a good chance many of those posted calorie counts are wrong.

Rethinking Full-Fat Dairy

Fats in milk and cheese aren't connected to a higher risk of death.

The Fridge-in-the-Classroom Test

Could putting refrigerators in classrooms lead to healthier snacks?

Eating for the Earth

Are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans sustainable?

More Good News About Cocoa

Consuming a flavonoid in cocoa helped healthy mice delay aging.

Awarding the Jean Mayer Prize

Tufts recognizes champions of healthy school meals.

Celebrations and Familiar Faces

Mark your calendars for a reception at the American Society of Nutrition meeting in Baltimore this June.

Happy Birthday!

The Tufts Nutrition family celebrated many milestones throughout 2018.

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Oct 23, 2019Turkish Incursion into Syria Raises Specter of Ethnic Cleansing

The international community should monitor how Turkey treats Kurdish civilians in northeastern Syria...

Oct 22, 2019A Jumbo Homecoming Weekend

It was a busy time for sports and gatherings, including the Africana Center’s fiftieth anniversary...

Oct 21, 2019Tufts Wins Grant for K-2 Coding Education

The $4 million grant will launch a unique partnership between Tufts and Norfolk Public Schools to cr...


Building for the Future

A Frances Stern Nutrition Center alumna makes a plan for long-term support.

Farm to Hospital

Alums help hospitals serve nutritious, sustainably produced food.

Meet Carole Palmer, G69

We sit down with the Friedman School planned-giving chair for Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts.

Native Americans and the Fight for Water

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

The Power of Our Faculty

A message from the dean of the Friedman School.

Understanding Is Protection

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