Nourishing Minds. Nourishing Humanity.

Since 1981, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University has been dedicated to improving the nutritional well-being of people worldwide. Faculty at the school include biomedical scientists, economists, epidemiologists ,nutritionists, physicians, political scientists and psychologists who focus on a myriad of issues with the common thread of nutrition and its role in fostering the growth and development of human populations.

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2014 Friedman Fellows Symposium

Since 2008, a symposium organized by the Friedman Foundation has offered the Friedman Fellows opportunities to share their work and hear from internationally recognized experts in their fields. Participating students are Emily Piltch, Johanna Andrews, Rebecca Boehm, Janet Jeeyon Kim, Joseph Llobrera, and Nicole Tichenor. Read more about Emily Piltch's research on food systems.

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New Friedman School Dean

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H states: “This is nutrition’s time, and the Friedman School, in combination with all of Tufts’ nutrition efforts, makes Tufts a powerful place to study not only nutrition but policy.”

Leaders In Obesity Intervention and Prevention

Friedman is addressing the complex issues of childhood obesity. ChildObesity180 --a team comprised of Friedman faculty and staff plus senior leaders in government, academia, private sector and non-profits – takes a multifaceted approach to solutions.

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Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty makes the difference. Leaders in their fields, Friedman faculty work on combating childhood obesity, leading international partners in improving nutrition for women and children, and recommending solutions to food aid in developing countries.

Student organization Jumbo's Kitchen teaches cooking and nutrition skills
All Hands In

Friedman students make a mark in their community. Jumbo's Kitchen aims to teach basic cooking and nutrition skills to kids. Tufts Food Works connects businesses and individuals around agriculture and effectiveness in the private sector. Nutrition Radio provides students an outlet to study, create and communicate currents ideas in nutrition.

Friedman Profiles

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Kiley Albrecht
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As a new graduate student, the first thing I noticed was the unmatched support, understanding, and hospitality of the faculty and staff. I was given the invaluable opportunity to work as Dr. Diane McKay's teaching assistant in Fundamentals of Nutrition Science. As an aspiring professor, I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and encouraging mentor.