BOSTON (Sept. 30, 2020)–The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is awarding the school’s biennial $100,000 Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy to three organizations for their collective efforts to support food communities and empower individuals through food and nutrition before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Jean Mayer Prize honors the legacy of Dr. Jean Mayer, the founder of the Friedman School and one of the world’s leading nutrition scientists who was instrumental in addressing hunger in the U.S. through engaged policy actions. This biennial award recognizes outstanding achievement in the science and/or policy of food and nutrition. The 2020 recipients:
- The HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance brings together food and farm justice groups to address corporate control and racism in our food and farm systems. HEAL is committed to creating systems that are