What’s in the April Issue?

Congratulations Accepted Students and Welcome to Friedman!

In this April Issue, you will find the following articles:

Food Research, Policy Updates, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes:

1- How High Fructose Corn Syrup Became Obesity’s Fall Guy by Meghan Johnson

The correlation between the rise in consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and the rise in obesity rates in the United States has often been misinterpreted to mean that high fructose corn syrup is uniquely causing obesity.  While it’s tempting to want to blame America’s weight problem on a single ingredient (especially when it has no real nutritional value), Meghan Johnson looks to science before we can make such accusations.

2- The New American Farming Movement, and Why It’s Here to Stay by Marisol Pierce-Quinonez and Jeff Hake

Detractors of the new farming movement contend that it’s merely the latest youth craze and will soon fade. However, history shows that this new movement is without precedent, and the CSA next door may in fact be here to stay.

3- Should We be Paid to Lose Weight? by Christine Gary

Would you lose weight if you got paid? A study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests you would.

4- Name That Belt – The South Labeled the “Diabetes Belt” by Allison Knott

First there was the “stroke belt,” then physical inactivity, now the Southern United States and Appalachian regions are labeled the “diabetes belt.”

5- Meat or Chicken? The Nutrition Behind Meals Served 30,000ft Above Ground by Hassan Dashti

Have you ever seen the nutrition label of your in-flight meals? Probably not, and here’s why.

6- DNA’s Role in Aerobic Exercise Capacity by Sarah Gold

Sarah Gold presents the results of a study that suggests the correlation between specific regions of DNA and fitness.

7- Seasonal Sprouts: One Beautiful Bird by Caroline Carney

This edition of Seasonal Sprouts explores the beauty a bird, roast chicken.

8- Breakfast in Boston: The Toast with the Most by Jeff Hake

Breakfast in Boston is dedicated to finding delicious morning meals, best enjoyed with friends and loved ones. Enjoy!

9- Happy 30th Friedman! by Katie Andrews

It’s Friedman’s 30th Birthday! Read all about Friedman’s accomplishments, past, present and future.

For Incoming Students:

10- The Balance Your Life Campaign: Bringing Friedman Lessons to Tufts Undergrads by Marina Komarovsky

11- Boston’s Food Scene – Now that you’re a local… by Katie Andrews

12- Living Options in Boston

The Friedman Sprout is a monthly student run newspaper that aims to serve the student population at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, prospective students, and alumni. Our mission is to report on newsworthy information that affects the Friedman community including nutrition research, food policy, internship and volunteer opportunities, as well as school events. Our editorial slant is that of sustainability in food and nutrition.

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