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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Taking Sodium Research to Heart

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian is the lead author of a new study linking 1.65 million cardiovascular deaths each year to high sodium consumption. Researchers found the average daily level of global sodium consumption in 2010 to be nearly double the standard recommended by the World Health Organization. The findings were published in the August 14th issue of NEJM. Read more on Tufts Now!

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Body by Smartphone

Friedman Alumni are forging new paths in our thinking about how smartphone apps can aid us in staying healthy. Graduates of the Nutrition Communication master's program at Friedman help inform the development of a nutrition-based fitness app at Boston-based company Good Measures that will ultimately tailor its feedback to each user's personal dietary needs. Read more on Tufts Now!

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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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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.

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.