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Increases in minimum wage may not have anticipated positive health effects, study shows

February 10, 2020 | UW News

Results of a new study from University of Washington Center of Public Health Nutrition finds that an increase in minimum wage really didn’t have a huge impact on health overall.

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20 changes you need to make in your life in 2020

January 7, 2020 | Insider

This article features a quote from Adam Drewnowski, director of the UW Nutritional Sciences Program and the Center for Public Health Nutrition offering advice to cook at home, rather than eating out, for a better diet at no significant cost increase.

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Faculty Friday features Jennifer Otten, Branden Born and Livable City Year

November 8, 2019 | The Whole U

The academic collaboration between Jennifer Otten and Branden Born is highlighted in The Whole U in a Faculty Friday feature.

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Jennifer Otten joins national committee that will examine food waste in the U.S.

August 2, 2019

Jennifer Otten, an associate professor in environmental and occupational health sciences and nutritional sciences in the UW School of Public Health has joined a new committee formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), which will conduct a systematic review of consumer food waste and reduction efforts in the United States, and...

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Who cares for the caretakers?

July 25, 2019 | UW Daily

Story highlights research led by Center for Public Health Nutrition

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15 Simple Weight Loss Strategies That Work

July 24, 2019 | Style Figures

Adam Drewnowski is quoted in this article and says that eating healthier does not cost that much more in terms of budget.  Drewnowski is director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and director of the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington.

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Are minimum wage policies likely to affect the food purchases of low-wage workers?

July 23, 2019

A new study from the University of Washington School of Public Health explores how workers in low-wage jobs connect food and diet to perceptions of health and well-being, and whether a wage increase might influence how they acquire food or the types of food they might purchase. Although many low-wage workers would like to use...

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Getting fish to the table

June 6, 2019 | By Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

A UW study maps West Coast hot spots where surplus fish could help meet nutrition needs in vulnerable communities As a philosophy-student-turned-fishmonger, Zach Koehn often heard his customers talking about how healthy fish is—and how expensive it can be. Yet Koehn knew cheap fish were available. Some groups, including the Monterey, CA, fish company where...

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13 Simple Changes That Lead to Huge Weight Loss

May 26, 2019 | Men’s Health

Adam Drewnowski and Judy Simon are quoted in this article, offering strategies for weight loss that help you eat healthier and stay on track.  Drewnowski is director of the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition and director of the UW Nutritional Sciences Program. Simon is a registered dietitian with UW Medical Center and a core faculty member with the Nutritional Sciences Program.

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King County small and mid-sized farms could benefit with direct marketing support, according to report

May 16, 2019

King County farmers who sell direct to consumers, restaurants, and institutions could benefit by receiving support for direct marketing resources, according to a new report last week by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN). The study was sponsored by King Conservation District (KCD), a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington...

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