Welcome to the May Issue!

Dear Sprout Readers,

Friedman students are busy studying for finals as the semester comes to a close. And while the students are juggling final papers and exams, we have not been too busy to bring you the latest nutrition news, Boston events, and Friedman happenings.

Have you read the latest headlines on chocolate and weight loss? Allow Alisha Mehta to clear the air in Eat Chocolate for Weight Loss? I Think Not.  Katie Andrews takes you on a lunch tour of Chinatown’s finest in Take Yourself Down to Chinatown: A Review of the Delicacies Next Door to Friedman and learn how to compost in the city in Ashley Carter’s Composting 101.

We have truly enjoyed our time as co-editors of the Friedman Sprout and are excited to pass the opportunity on to two fellow students.  Stay tuned for the special announcement of the new editors in the June issue.

We hope you enjoy the May Issue!

Allison Knott, RD, Co-editor
Lainey Younkin, RD, Co-editor

The Friedman Sprout

Science and Policy 

Eat Chocolate For Weight Loss? I Think Not. By Alisha Mehta. Recent research finds several uses for chocolate in heart health, but can it help lower weight too? Contradictory to previous randomized trials, a recent cross sectional study says “yes.”

Tufts Hosts the 6th Annual Future of Food and Nutrition Conference.By Mimi DelGizzi. Impressive. That’s the word that many attendees used to describe this year’s Future of Food and Nutrition Student Research Conference held at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy on March 31st, 2012.

On the Job

Comfort in the Cubicle.  By Max Prokopy. Fitness expert Max Prokopy explains how to offset the effects of sitting at a computer all day.

Land Your Dream Job with Tips from the Experts. By Allison Knott, RD. Wondering how to land a job in this tough market? Learn how to ready yourself for the search with these tips from the Tufts community.

Summertime…and the Living is Easy

Survive your summer internship abroad! By Vicky Santoso. Tips from prior interns.

Summertime Fun in Boston. By Lisa D’Agrosa, RD. A look into what Boston has to offer during the warmer months, including some lesser-known activities.

Composting 101: How to Compost in the City. By Ashley Carter. Ever thought about composting in the city?  It’s not as hard as you might think, even if you don’t have a back yard.  Here are some simple steps and resources to get started.

In the Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: From Nutrition to Drug Discovery with Katya Tsaioun, PhD N’99. By Lara Park, MS.  I caught up with Katya Tsaioun, PhD N’99, at the Apredica offices in Watertown to learn how she carved her path from Friedman to starting a biotech company in the world of drug discovery.

The Active Schools Acceleration Project: An Initiative of ChildObesity180 – An Interview with Emily Rak, MS. By Lainey Younkin, RD.  Learn about what a recent Friedman graduate is doing in her first job post-grad school and read about an exciting initiative of ChildObesity180.

Restaurants and Recipes 

Take Yourself Down to Chinatown: A Review of the Delicacies Next Door to Friedman. By Katie Andrews. Whether it is your first or final month in Boston, it’s time to head on down to Chinatown! Let Katie Andrews act as your personal tour guide with her reviews of 13 lunch spots within walking distance of Jaharis and the HNRCA.

Spring Vegetable Flat Bread With a Fresh Farm Egg. By Sarah Gold. Spring is in full swing and with it comes lots of green vegetables! Try Sarah’s spring vegetable flat bread for an easy breakfast or dinner!

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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