In light of the HNRCA's decision to require that all non-essential staff work remotely, keep up to date on employee announcements. Read More
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FROM TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Tufts University is continuing to monitor the circumstances surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with public health partners. Please visit go.tufts.edu/coronavirus for the latest updates. Read More
We have a few postdoctoral positions on various research teams we are looking to fill. Learn more! Read More
HNRCA Scientific Core Units
Learn about out in-house scientific core units which support our research teams. Read More
Ten nutrients to know
Which nutrients do we have to be particularly careful about getting enough of? What happens if we don’t? And what foods can we find them in? Read More
Is it time we all ate bugs?
Insects are nutritious, delicious, and good for the environment. We are looking at just what the health impacts of insect-based foods are. Read More
Delivering our research
Some of the most powerful contributions to nutrition science by the HNRCA Read More
About the HNRCA
The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, located in Boston, MA, is one of six human nutrition research centers supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We are a bench to bedside research center that generates translational scientific results. We make significant research contributions to U.S. and international nutritional and physical activity recommendations, public policy, and clinical healthcare. The HNRCA engages in collaborations with leading federal agencies, academic institutions and industry. Our research teams focus on improving quality of life as we age in the areas of bone and muscle; cardiovascular health; cancer; cognition; dietary patterns; vision and obesity, diabetes and metabolism.