The Nutrition Policy Initiative

Leading up to the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, our coalition of four organizational leads, 26 Task Force members, and 26 Strategy Group organizations worked to identify and engage stakeholders in academia, civil society, government, and the private sector, with a special focus on historically underrepresented groups and communities. Our efforts were independent of and not organized by the White House, but we were driven by the common goal of convening a diversity of voices to help solve challenges related to hunger, nutrition, and health that plague the nation.

Although our coalition’s work formally ended after the 2022 White House Conference, members’ efforts continue in our respective capacities. The federal Nutrition Policy Initiative, housed within the Food is Medicine Institute at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, is working to perpetuate the goals of the coalition and support the implementation of the Biden-Harris National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in three key policy areas: 1) Food is Medicine, 2) Nutrition Research, and 3) Nutrition Security.

The Friedman School at Tufts University

Trusted Science, Real-World Impact

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is a leading U.S. institution focused on education, research, and public impact around the food system, from soil to society. The School’s five divisions and additional centers and institutes are renowned for the application of scientific evidence to national and international policy. The mission of the Friedman School is to generate trusted science, educate future leaders, and produce real world impact in nutrition science and policy.

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier teaching and research universities in the U.S. 

Explore our Nutrition Policy Research Initiatives

Food is Medicine @ Tufts University

A collection of initiatives at Tufts University working to promote and advance Food is Medicine policies and programs.


Food Policy Review and Intervention Cost-Effectiveness (PRICE): Research focusing on population-level nutrition strategies and their relation to cardiovascular and cancer health outcomes. 

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