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Time for a Change

Whether it's finding a healthier alternative to hamburgers-for-dinner-again or learning the safest way to drop a pants size, we could all use a little help. Following are a few of the different ways Friedman School alumni and students are working in the community to help people eat well and be active.

Off the streets and into the kitchen
Soon after Allie Quady, N08, began volunteering at Boston's St. Francis House, she discovered that cooking was the perfect way to bring its residents together as a community.

The class we never taught
When a group of nutrition students teamed up to facilitate a Healthy Eating Group at the nonprofit Sociedad Latina, they learned some lessons of their own.

Mothers and daughters, living better
Through Latinas Living Better, a free, bilingual program, Friedman School students and alumni are helping women learn about nutrition, cooking and fitness.

Homepage photo by Alonso Nichols, Tufts University. Above photos by Alonso Nichols and Melody Ko, Tufts Photo.

This story ran online on Dec. 3, 2007. It originally appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of Tufts Nutrition.