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A Trusted Voice for Nutrition
Making An Impact in 2019-20
Moving from scholarship to action requires getting the word out in a way that connects with the public. Our faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, and students are experts 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, launched the Food & Nutrition Innovation Institute, and presented research and webinars at virtual events around the world. There's always something happening here to shape the food environment into a healthier and more equitable system.
By the Numbers 2019-20
By the Numbers - 2019-20
These numbers, unless noted otherwise, reflect activities and achievements in the time period of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.
- Donor numbers reflect the number of individual donors to the school. Every gift from our friends makes a difference!
- Online impressions are a combination of views from across our web properties. Including our main school site, our affiliated sites, and all social media channels. An impression is counted when our content is presented to a person. Users do not have to engage with or share the content for it to be counted, but they usually do!
- Online program course numbers include one make-your-own program track. Learn more about all of our online courses.
- Friedman Food Systems COVID-19 Connector submissions is a count of how many organizations requested student expertise during the heart of the COVID-19 food supply chain crisis. Read more about their work and how they plan to carry on the work of connecting the talents of Friedman students with organizations who need service even beyond the pandemic.
- Boxes of fresh food per week reflects the delivery of 500 boxes per week for the last 2 weeks of May in the FY ending July 1, 2020 that Once June started, New Entry then added the CSA boxes and in early July they started delivering their own Senior Food Access boxes. At some points over the 24 week season this year, they were delivering over 1,200 boxes PER WEEK! Learn more about their Farm-To-Families grant and collaboration with Boston Area Gleaners.
- Volunteer leader numbers include our Board of Advisors, The Alumni Executive Council, the Food and Nutrition Innovation Council, and the Tufts Nutrition Council. Their generous gift of time and energy throughout the year is invaluable.
- Grant-funded research project numbers reflect all of the currently active research projects that have been fully or partially funded as of June 30, 2020.
- Media mentions were tabulated using the PR tool Cision and were gathered by the University's Public Relations office.
- Amount raised for the Annual Fund reflects the amount raised in FY20 by our development office and donors like you! It was a record year of generosity with your support going towards priority areas at the school like financial aid and research.
- These alumni numbers are not inclusive of all graduates from our online certificate programs.
- Entrepreneurship contest prizes reflects the total amount awarded to all levels of winners in the 2020 competition. the number of innovative ideas that people across Tufts University submitted to our contest. Read more about this year's event and see how the finalists virtually pitched their visions to judges and the audience.
- Masters and PhD students are those students who are currently enrolled at the school across all of our graduate programs as of June 30, 2020. This count is not inclusive of enrolled certificate students.
Individual Donors This Year
Unique Online Certificate Courses
Friedman Food Systems COVID-19 Connector Submissions
Boxes per Week of Fresh Produce Delivered to Local Families in Need
Grant Funded Research Projects
Record Amount Raised for FY20 Annual Fund
Alumni Making an Impact
In Prizes Awarded to Entrepreneurs
Masters and PhD Students
A Global Perspective
Research & Activities in 2019-20
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 graduated dietitian in Malawi treating COVID-19 patients with nutrition care, 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.