Winter 2019

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 at the Boston Dispensary. (See The Unstoppable Frances Stern.)

40 Years

The Tufts Nutrition Institute, precursor to the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, began classes on the Medford campus in 1978. (See Awarding the Jean Mayer Prize.) Also in 1978, Congress committed funds for construction of what would become the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.

20 Years

In 1998, the school launched the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project to help immigrants and refugees with farming backgrounds integrate into Massachusetts agriculture.

Top Stories

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.

Editor's Picks

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?