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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New Entry Sustainable Farming
School to Farm to Table

The Agriculture, Food, and Environment (AFE) Program of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University initiated New Entry, and the project continues to be an integral part of the school's academic program. New Entry provides opportunities for student involvement via internships, directed study, and research, while AFE faculty foster curriculum connections in hands-on laboratories in the fields.

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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.

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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John Parker
This past fall, I had the opportunity to carry out research with Friedman Professors Dan Maxwell, Will Masters, Peter Walker and Patrick Webb for a scoping study on climate change and food security that helped inform the research strategy on climate change for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research.