Falling into September

New students, returning students, and faithful readers –

Welcome to the Fimagesall 2014 inaugural edition of the Friedman Sprout!  Whether you were off traveling the world, working at an internship, or having some fun in the sun at the beach this summer, we hope you are energized and ready to dive into the school year!

For new readers, the Sprout is the student-run, monthly online newspaper for the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, featuring the latest in nutrition and agricultural news, campus happenings, public health controversies, food features and more.

The Friedman Sprout has two new editors, Sheryl Lynn Carvajal and Lara Goodrich Ezor. Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Sheryl is a third-year dual MS/MPH, entering her last semester of graduate school.  Her concentration at Friedman is Nutrition Communication.  She is from the sunny state of Florida, and is a proud alum of the Florida State University (2013 National Football Champions!) with a degree in Dietetics. Upon graduation, she hopes to complete a dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Sheryl loves all things fitness, sunshine, and channeling her inner mermaid by doing anything that has her near the water.

Lara is a second-year Food Policy and Applied Nutrition (FPAN) student from Atlanta, Georgia. Since graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Lara has worked on a farm, hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and moved to Somerville, which quite suits her. After graduating from Friedman, Lara may head west to do some more long-distance hiking, and hopes to continue to write about food and nutrition. Lara loves dogs, gardens and taking accidental naps.

We’re thrilled to be at the helm of the Sprout. This coming year is bound to be a newsworthy one for food and nutrition.

In this mini, September issue, we delve into the stories of the summer. So, welcome!

And now, dig in!

Lara and Sheryl 

In this issue:

Market Basket’s Strange Summerimgres-1

by Brittany Peats

After a long, public dispute involving a family feud between two cousins with the same name, 25,000 employees, and the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the family-owned Market Basket grocery chain appears to be recovering from a summer of protests and empty shelves.


images-1How Do You Grapefruit?

by Sheryl Lynn Carvajal

The Friedman course “Health Claims and Food Industry” delves into public policy and industry tactics. In a video produced by students for the Florida Citrus Commission, find out just how versatile this juicy, red fruit can be.


Hot Summer for a Cold Challenge: ALS and The Ice Bucket Challenge

imgres-2by Lara Goodrich Ezor

ALS is a rare neurodegenerative disease, but ALS awareness made a big splash this summer. The ALS Association (ALSA) has brought in over $41 million since late July and the launch of the Ice Bucket Challenge.


imgres-3Summer Internships Take Friedmanites Far and Wide

by Grace Goodwin

Returning Friedman students will arrive back on campus this fall with a variety of new experiences under their belts. As the summer wanes, second-years provide insight into getting the most out of summer internships.

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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