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Obesity, Malnutrition & Food Inequity

Every day discoveries reinforce that nutrition is key to good health and illness and disease prevention. Across Tufts, a talented array of scholars and researchers are bridging these new insights with integrated strategies that have positive, global impact.


  • The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) is one of the largest research centers in the world studying healthy aging and its relationship to nutrition and physical activity.
Ellie Block
A longtime Friedman School champion underwrites new career center
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The Crowdfunding at Tufts website,, showcases the wide range of these projects, including some you might not have suspected were going on at the university.
Man with a hat standing in a sunflower garden

This summer, Jack Colelli, A18, found himself on a farm outside of Alexandria, Virginia, interning at Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. He did everything from harvesting crops to teaching schoolchildren about the farming life.