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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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.  

Online Degree and Certificates
Online Learning at The Friedman School

The Master of Nutrition Science and Policy degree program, which combines on campus and online learning, and the Online Graduate Certificate Programs are designed for working professionals in mind. Students live and work where they choose while studying with faculty from one of the world’s premier research universities.

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Defining Organic

Melissa Bailey earned her Ph.D. in agricultural policy from the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program in 2010. Since then, she has been the director of the standards division for the USDA. In her work, she helps develop rules for how a vast range of agricultural products become certified as organic. Read an in-depth interview with Bailey on Tufts Now.

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Magnesium and Diabetes Prevention

Adela Hruby, N10, MPH10, N13, while working under Nicola McKeown, a scientist in the Nutrition Epidemiology Program at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, found that healthy people with the highest magnesium intake were 37 percent less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin, common precursors to diabetes. Read more at Tufts Now.

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Leaders In Obesity Intervention and Prevention

Christina D. Economos PhD, Associate Professor at Friedman, is Vice Chair and Director of ChildObesity 180--an initiative comprised of Friedman faculty and staff plus senior leaders in government, academia, private sector and non-profits.Read more about the research going on at CO180.