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Cost of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance is Flattening Worker Wages, Contributing to Income Inequality

A new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy shows that insurance premiums are holding back wage growth, especially for people of color.

Free Weekly Produce Delivery Improved Blood Sugar, Food Security in Low-Income Adults

This large, randomized controlled trial found that low-income adults with Type 2 diabetes who received free weekly produce deliveries for six months had significantly improved blood sugar control and improved food and nutrition security.

A New Collaboration to Improve Nutrition Information

Google's collaboration with the Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will work to explore technology solutions that help improve nutrition information quality.

New Institute Aims to Change Health Care Through Nutrition

The Food is Medicine Institute will advocate for food-based solutions to fight illness, including produce prescriptions, nutrition education for doctors, and more

Cardiologists Reveal What They Eat for Dinner for Heart Health and Foods to Avoid

Doctors share their favorite heart-healthy options for the biggest meal of the day.

Policy Announcements

Booker, Blunt Rochester Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Scale Up Successful Nutrition Incentive for Fruits and Veggies Nationwide

The legislation would significantly expand the successful Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program.

Live: Senate Hearing on Food as Medicine

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chair of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research, led a hearing titled “Food as Medicine: Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities”.

U.S. Government Accountability Office Publishes Government-wide Solutions for Promoting Healthy Diets, Food Safety, and Food Security

Each year, millions of people in the U.S. die from diet-related chronic health conditions, get sick from foodborne illnesses, or go hungry.

Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Plans for $11 Billion to End Malnutrition at Global Nutrition Summit

At the 2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit, U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced on behalf of the White House that the United States intends to invest up to $11 billion over three years, subject to Congressional appropriations, to combat global malnutrition, the underlying cause of almost half of childhood deaths globally.

Booker, Braun, McGovern, and Walorski Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill That Would Convene a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would convene a second national White House conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health. The first such conference occurred just over 50 years ago, culminating in the creation and expansion of programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

Press Releases

The American Diabetes Association Announces 2024 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Grant Recipients

American Diabetes Association announced the awardees of the Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Pathway) grants. This year’s grants dedicate more than $4.8 million dollars to support breakthroughs in translation and clinical science, technology, care, and potential cures in the field of diabetes.

Validation Institute Announces First Group of Speakers for Food as Medicine Strategy Summit, May 29-31, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

 As part of its FoodMed Certified initiative, Validation Institute (VI) announced the first group of confirmed speakers for its inaugural Food as Medicine Strategy Summit. 

McGovern, Malliotakis, Pingree, Evans and Fitzpatrick Introduce Legislation to Create a Medically Tailored Meals Demonstration Program in Medicare

A new bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a nationwide pilot program through Medicare to provide seniors with diet-impacted diseases medically tailored meals in the comfort of their own home, building a more resilient and cost-effective health care system.

Leading Health Organizations and Chain Pharmacies Join Together in Public Education Campaign to Reduce Preventable, Diet-Related Diseases

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Launch “Nourish My Health” to Improve Nation’s Health

New Report Shows Food is Medicine Interventions Would Save U.S. Lives and Billions of Dollars

The report quantifies the potential health and economic benefits of Food is Medicine efforts.

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