The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is the only graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through the creation of new knowledge, the application and dissemination of evidence-based information, and the education and training of future leaders in the field. The mission is fulfilled by bringing together experts from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and biomedicine. Faculty at the school include anthropologists, 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.
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a school within Tufts University and is a national leader in higher education’s role in civic engagement education. Serving every school of Tufts University, Tisch College creates an enduring culture that prepares students to be lifelong active citizens and offers and supports extensive programming for the Tufts community. Additionally, Tisch College supports faculty research in the area of civic engagement, builds capacity to meet community-identified needs among local non-profits, and supports other institutions of higher education in strengthening their active citizenship offerings. Dr Miriam Nelson serves as an adjunct faculty member for the college and the StrongWomen Initiative benefits from collaboration with college faculty and staff.
We value our strategic partners outside of Tufts University. These partners include the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS).