We are an innovative school focused on creating real-world impact. We work on for
the well-being of people around the world. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are some of the most dedicated people in the world.
When a news outlet or publication needs someone to comment on topics in nutrition science and policy, we are there with expert faculty and researcher input to help cut through the confusion in the nutrition world
As the only stand-alone graduate school of nutrition, our entire reason for existing was to combine deep knowledge across all disciplines because nutrition is about far more than what's on our plates.
Our faculty, researchers, and students are constantly working to publish cutting-edge research in top-tier journals. The work we do jumps from the academic world to public consumption in record time due to a large public interest in all things nutrition.
Selected examples of research and translation projects at the Friedman School
“Development projects that result in an improvement of people’s livelihoods and health outcomes may be deemed a success, but to be truly effective improvements must be sustained over time once the project ends. Sustainability is not automatic; our work suggests explicit, realistic, evidence-based strategies to assure long-term sustainability.”
On a four-country study of sustainability and exit strategies among development food assistance projects.
“Healthy eating can improve the physical and mental functioning of childhood cancer survivors. Our findings support the need to incorporate nutrition into cancer care.”
On a study that found links between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood
“With all the ongoing debates about health care and healthcare spending, it’s time for government to take action, and soda taxes are one powerful tool to save lives, increase revenue and reduce health care costs.”
On a study about the likely spread of local taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages
“We’re combining what we hope is a superior nutritional formulation with educational enrichment to see how far we can push the envelope to help these kids turn into exceptional students.”
On the work of creating a more nutritious supplemental food product with the villagers in Dandu, Guinea-Bissau.
"Our results are a call to action for establishing and enforcing nutritional quality standards, which would help ensure access to lower-cost, higher-quality products and enable parents to meet their infants’ needs more easily."
On the study about the lack of standards for infant cereals that threatens child nutrition in lower-income countries.