Winter 2017

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 Power of Our Faculty

A message from the dean of the Friedman School.

Extraordinary faculty are the bedrock of the Friedman School. Recruited from across the globe, >>

Understanding Is Protection

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

A few weeks ago, I was giving Lance Robertson, U.S. assistant secretary of aging, >>

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 >>

Building for the Future

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

One of Mary Kay Crepinsek’s favorite memories of her time as an intern at >>

Meet Carole Palmer, G69

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

Why do you support the Friedman School? As head of the master’s degree component of >>

Happy Birthday!

The Tufts Nutrition family celebrated many milestones throughout 2018.

100 Years

The Frances Stern Nutrition Center started life in 1918 as the Food Clinic >>

Celebrations and Familiar Faces

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

This fall, my fellow alumni of the Frances Stern program and I honored Frances >>

Top Stories

Good to Grow

Studies find no more health risks from genetically engineered crops than from conventional ones, but we cannot abandon other plant-breeding methods.

Hungry for Answers

We’ve used the same strategy for decades to provide refugees with food aid. Does it work?

That Dirty Water 

An inconvenient truth about old sewer systems.

Waste by Design

Why do we throw away so much perfectly good food?

Get ’Em While They’re Cubs

Scout troops strive for healthier habits.

Tufts Nutrition Top 10

We offer some tips on how you can fight food waste.

Editor's Picks

A Reason to be Choosy about Fat

Diet may exacerbate genetic obesity risk

Feed Your Stem Cells

Is nutrition the future of brain health? Neuroscientist Dennis Steindler says yes

For a Longer Life, Add Less Salt

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer 

Home-Packed Lunches Fall Short

New study finds those brown bags are usually strong on snacks and weak on nutrition 

Mom, There’s Something Green on My Plate! 

Advice for handling your picky eater