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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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Marian Neuhouser

Hands on with the latest prostate cancer research

May 14, 2019 | Fred Hutch News

Dr. Marian Neuhouser, a Fred Hutch nutritional epidemiologist and core faculty member in UW Nutritional Sciences highlights the importance of a healthy diet in lowering the risk of cancer, including prostate cancer.

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Impetus builds to change status quo for sugary-drink sales

April 3, 2019 | UW Medicine

Jim Krieger, a Health Services faculty member and CPHN collaborator is featured in this story about two new recently-funded studies he will help conduct that examine the effect of taxing sugary drinks, and testing counter-marketing and healthy-beverage social media messages among parents of Latinx children age 0-5.

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Study points to grocery store gap, inequity in access to healthy foods in the Seattle area

March 21, 2019 | UW School of Public Health

Seattle neighborhoods that are lower income or that have more Black or Hispanic residents have fewer options for healthy foods, more fast food and longer travel times to stores that sell produce, according to a new study by the University of Washington School of Public Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County, in Washington.

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Fifty Food Elements For a Healthy Future

March 13, 2019 | The Science Times

The report on the Future 50 Foods was spearheaded by Adam Drewnowski, the director of the Center of Public Health Nutrition and Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington.

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Healthy, low impact and tasty: Unilever and WWF name 50 foods we should be eating more

February 27, 2019 |

Adam Drewnowski, director at UW Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences co-authored this resource naming 50 nutrient rich foods with a relatively low environmental impact.

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‘Future 50’ food items identified in a new report

February 22, 2019 | Down to Earth

Fifty foods were identified as food of the future in a report released February 20 by Knorr, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Adam Drewnowski, director at UW Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences. Foods highlighted are nutrient-dense and less commonly cultivated.

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Knorr, WWF Suggest 50 Future Foods to Fix Our Food System

February 20, 2019 | Sustainable Brands

From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, this story highlights a recent report published by Knorr, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Adam Drewnowski, director at UW’s Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences.

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