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.

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Be a Part of #GivingTuesday at Tufts!
Be a Part of #GivingTuesday at Tufts!

Lend your support to the Friedman School on Giving Tuesday! Make a gift today and inspire others to do so as well by spreading the word on social media using the hashtags #GivingTuesday. Read more about how you can get involved on the Tufts Alumni website.

NewTrition Talks
NewTrition Talks: A New Series

The “NewTrition” talks seek to communicate and discuss new ideas in nutrition and health that will be relevant both now and long into students' respective futures after Friedman. NewTrition brings together scholars from diverse areas of study within Tufts University, using a TED-style format of 5-10 minute short presentations by professors and students to facilitate conversation. Read more. 

Walking Impacts Senior Heart Health
Walking Impacts Senior Heart Health

Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPh, and Luisa Soares-Miranda, PhD, are senior and first authors respectively of a new study published online ahead of print in Circulation AHA. The study links walking faster or longer to significant cardiovascular benefits in older adults. Read more at Tufts Now.

Friedman Seminar with Postdoctoral Scholars
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.

Get More Out of Your Vitamin D
Get More Out of Your Vitamin D

According to a study by Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD, director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the HNRCA, you'll get more out of your Vitamin D pill if you eat it with a little fat. Read more about her findings from Tufts Nutrition Magazine. 

Recent Videos

This recent Friedman Seminar features Dr. Christian Peters, presenting "Potential for increased food self-reliance in the Northeast U.S." This seminar was held on November 18th, 2015. Watch more Friedman Seminars on Vimeo.

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