Financial aid for Nutrition Communication students - in honor of Dr. Jeanne Goldberg
Americans' top sources of nutrition information are magazines, television, newspapers, and the internet. The print, broadcast, and electronic media are constantly seeking professionally-trained nutritionists who can communicate effectively. The same is true of public relations agencies, the food industry, and health and fitness centers.
The Master's Degree Program in Nutrition Communication is designed to prepare its graduates for the growing job opportunities available to professionals trained to explain research findings in ways that the public can understand and apply.
Started and run by faculty member Dr. Jeanne Goldberg, this program is the first of its kind in the nation.
One of the biggest challenges for incoming students is the cost of tuition. Friedman School Advisor, Bill Layden*, is leading a charge to raise $15,000 in honor of Jeanne to provide needed financial aid for nutrition communication students. Bill and Lee Anne Layden are committing $7,500, will you join them in giving?
*Bill Layden is a founder and partner in FoodMinds, LLC a consulting and communications company,
Bio for Dr. Goldberg:
Jeanne P. Goldberg, Ph.D., R.D. is founding director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition Communication and Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Associate Professor of Nutrition at the School of Medicine Tufts University. She is currently principal investigator on an NIH funded communication intervention to improve the quality of food that elementary school children bring from home to school.
Dr. Goldberg has worked on community-based obesity prevention interventions for over two decades. She was co-investigator on Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better, an NIH-funded campaign to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity in African American women; on Shape Up Somerville, a CDC-funded obesity prevention program for elementary school children and their families; and on a national ct designed to replicate the major components of that intervention.
For 20 years she co-authored a bi-weekly newspaper column nationally syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. She also co-authored Dr. Jean Mayer’s Diet and Nutrition Guide.
Dr. Goldberg earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons College and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Tufts University.