Food is

A Trusted Voice for Nutrition


Translating research into impact requires getting the word out in a way that connects with the public. Our faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, and students excel at translating cutting edge science and smart policy beyond the academy. This year, we awarded the second biennial $100,000 Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy, made the case for a coordinated national investment in nutrition research, illustrated the confusion in whole grains and food labeling, and investigated exactly how much food can be grown locally across the United States. There’s always something happening here to shape the food environment into a healthier and more equitable system.

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By The Numbers 2020 - 2021


Alumni Making an Impact


Online Impressions


Press Mentions


Foods Ranked in Food Compass


Press Releases


People Can't Afford Healthy Diets


Students Presented at ASN 2021


Participants in the CO180 VizAthon


Free Online Micro-courses


Innovation Council Members


Grants Awarded to WIC State Agencies


Unique Donors in FY21

A Global Perspective


The many research projects and other activities we highlight are designed to take the long view. From creating momentum to establish a new national-level investment in nutrition research and finding solutions to provide new mothers with safe remote help with the WIC program, to a newly created series of events on Kwashiorkor malnutrition, the impact we make is truly global. Our expertise in gathering stakeholders and creating scholarship shows that supporting our community of faculty, staff, students, and alums is always a worthy investment.

Our Stories

Events With Impact

Events With ImpactBipartisan Policy Council Event - Advancing Federal Nutrition ResearchJuly 15, 2020 Panelists for the event: › Tracey Brown, [...]

Sustainability, Food, and Climate Change

Sustainability, Food, and Climate Change: It's ComplicatedWhat Steps Can You Take to Combat Climate Change?Is it really as easy as [...]

Who Can Afford A Healthy Diet?

Who Can Afford a Healthy Diet?Are Poor Quality Diets Due to High Food Prices? William A. Masters, Tufts University and [...]

Friedman School In The News

In the NewsCall to action for stronger, better-funded federal nutrition researchReleased July 20, 2020 Experts and coalition call for better [...]

Innovation at the Table

Innovation at the TableConvening and Collaborating in the Food Space Katie Stebbins, Executive Director of the Food and Nutrition Innovation [...]

Career Development Empowering Future Leaders

Career Development That Empowers Future LeadersCustom Career Services for Students and AlumniThanks to last year's generous gift from Ellie Block [...]

Nutrition Security and National Investment

Nutrition Security and National InvestmentWhy National Nutrition?We can improve public health, advance health equity, free up federal dollars, and strengthen [...]

Faculty Arrivals and Achievements

Faculty Arrivals and AchievementsOpen Faculty Position!We're currently looking for faculty to expand research, teaching and impact in any field addressing [...]

A Year of Action – DEI at Friedman

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at FriedmanOpen Communication & Action Plan ProgressThe action plan we put into place last year has [...]