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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Tufts Nutrition Magazine is Now Online
Tufts Nutrition Magazine: Now Online

Tufts Nutrition Magazine brings you a wide range of stories to keep you connected with the Friedman School and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Now you can visit them online for even more up to date news about current research, fascinating articles, events, awards and much more. 

Unlocking Food Combinations
Unlocking Food Combinations

Results published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show making small, consistent changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods we eat may have a big impact on long-term weight gain. “There is mounting scientific evidence that diets including less low-quality carbohydrates and higher in protein-rich foods may be more efficient for weight loss,” said first author Jessica Smith, Ph.D. Friedman's Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H. is the senior author of the study. Read more at Tufts Now

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Friedman's Global Impact

The Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab at the Friedman School, along with USAID, are spearheading a multiyear study in Nepal and Uganda that aims to track aflatoxins in the food supply and examine their effects on the health of pregnant mothers and newborns. “Some would argue that these are the most dangerous naturally occurring toxins in our environment,” says Friedman professor Patrick Webb, “They are incredibly carcinogenic." Read more in Tufts Nutrition Magazine

Tufts Talks Obesity: From Cell to Society
Tufts Talks Obesity: From Cell to Society

This inaugural Tufts Talks Symposium, presented jointly by the Friedman School and the HNRCA, will feature presentations and a panel discussion with leading Tufts faculty and scientists. Topics include U.S. and global obesity prevention efforts across the lifespan, current advances in nutrition science and policy, and a conversation about future directions for scientific discovery, policy, and public impact. Register now. 

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The Latest News in Nutrition

The Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter provides its readers with honest, reliable, scientifically authoritative health and nutrition advice that can provide direct and often immediate effects on their health. The content of our newsletter is based substantially from the research and expertise of Friedman School faculty from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and bio-medicine.  

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.