We Trained 80 Scientists to Tell Stories. Here’s What Happened.

The frank academy team spent one week in June helping 80 program officers and scientists at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) find their stories.

What You See May Affect What You Eat


Research suggests you can creatively and strategically use psychology, visuals and people’s everyday surroundings to curb overeating.

frank Finds: Saving Lives through Strategic Communication


By Alexandra Booth, frank social media strategist We’re Coming for You, Sugar Finally You Can See How Much Added Sugar Is Hidden in Your Food The FDA has changed the requirements for nutrition labels. New updates include highlighting the calorie count and an added sugar label. Sugar can’t hide in your food anymore. Mother Jones […]

frank Finds: How Science Will Save Us from Trump, Obesity and Prejudice


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frank Finds: What Happened This Week


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A soup kitchen disguised as a restaurant is making a big difference in Kansas City.

When you step inside the Kansas City Community Kitchen today, a greeter shows you to a table. Volunteer waitstaff takes your order after you’ve had time to look at the menu and see what the culinary team has been cookin’ up.

Keep Your Brain Sharp: Eat Chocolate

New research provides more evidence linking cocoa consumption to enhanced cognitive functioning.

The Future of Cancer Treatment Is Here, and It’s Really Saving Lives

A team of researchers from universities around the world provided evidence that genetically edited immune cells can hunt down cancer, beat the crap out of it and disappear without wreaking havoc on the patient’s body

How Inequality Leads to Obesity

One new study links poverty, inequality, and overeating, while a second finds childhood deprivation impacts the eating habits of young adults.

When the Hospital Serves McDonald’s

Many hospitals contract with companies that specialize in high volumes of food at a low cost. This means unhealthy foods for hospital employees and patients.