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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.
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.

A good diet is one of the most consequential choices you can make to enjoy a long, healthy life. But it can also be one of the toughest to get right—even though the stakes are so high.

Alexandra Simas working in a lab

Alexandra Simas, a doctoral student at the Friedman School, is no novice at making connections between diet and disease. Her first patient was, well, herself. During her freshman year at Wellesley College, Simas was tired all the time.