About Us

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The Global Nutrition and Policy Consortium is an initiative based at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy which involves collaborating public health and nutrition experts worldwide.


Our mission is to improve the health of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the world through improved diet by:

  • Assessing global dietary intakes throughout the lifecourse, with particular focus on children, adolescents, and pregnant/nursing mothers.
  • Understanding how both undernutrition and poor diet quality affect health worldwide.
  • Evaluating how dietary policies impact disease and assessing the effectiveness of global dietary interventions.

Our research will provide innovative and highly relevant findings on dietary intakes, diseases, and policies that will inform priorities for prevention strategies to improve the diets and health outcomes of people around the world.