Nutrition: From Cell
to Society

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.

Read more about our mission

Upcoming Friedman Seminar with Miriam Nelson and Tim Griffin
Upcoming Friedman Seminar

The Friedman Seminar Series runs during the Spring and Fall semesters and brings expert speakers from all areas of the complex intersection of nutrition science and policy. In addition to being live streamed during the event, they are archived each week on iTunes University and Vimeo for convenient viewing. Browse the archives and learn more about the series.

Tufts Health Sciences Campus Open House
Tufts Health Sciences Campus Open House

Join the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Medicine's Public Health and Professional Degree Programs for an informative afternoon and learn more about the educational opportunities on Tufts University's Boston Health Sciences Campus. Register now.

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Kids
Healthy Hearts, Healthy Kids

Friedman's José Peñalvo is the first author of the paper, "The SI! Program for Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Early Childhood: A Cluster-Randomized Trial," published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study concluded the Si Program to be an effective strategy for instilling healthy habits among preschoolers. Read more.

Billion Mile Race
ChildObesity180: Billion Mile Race

ChildObesity180 recently announced the national debut of their newest campaign to boost kids’ physical activity: the New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race. The Race is challenging America’s schools to collectively walk, jog, and run one billion miles. More than 1,300 schools nationwide have already signed on and are racing towards this ambitious goal. 

Apply for an IMMANA Fellowship
Apply for an IMMANA Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in developing countries who will seek to build the capacity of individuals and institutions to identify, analyze and address food and nutrition problems. IMMANA Fellowships are now open for applications under Round 2. Read more.

Recent Videos

Robin Kanarek, Friedman School dean ad interim 2011-2014, shares a series of personal reflections and stories about the Friedman School, from its origins, its early days, its growth and progress, to its current and future potential. Watch the otherspeakers from this event on Vimeo

Latest @TuftsNutrition