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Nutrition expert: Food labeling needs harmonised and nutrient-rich profiling

May 3, 2019 | Euractiv

Adam Drewnowski, a professor of epidemiology, director of center for public health nutrition, and director of nutritional sciences at University of Washington suggests that policymakers should adopt harmonized nutrient-rich profiling on food labeling in order to address this.

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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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How available is healthy food in your neighborhood? A new study points to differences

February 28, 2019 | Public Health Insider

Research by Jesse Jones-Smith, an associate professor in nutritional sciences, epidemiology and health services is highlighted in this feature about food insecurity and food access based on where you live in Seattle, King County.

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How should we study the health of neighborhoods?

February 6, 2019 | Kaiser Permanente

Adam Drewnowski, co-lead of the Moving to Health project with Kaiser Permanente Washington is quoted. The project aims to use precisely geolocalized “big data” from about 400,000 Kaiser Permanente members in King County over the past 12 years to see how moving from a higher- to a lower-income neighborhood, or vice versa—or staying put—affects people’s weight and whether they develop diabetes.

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At least half of child care businesses impacted by Seattle’s minimum wage

February 6, 2019 | King 5 News

Jennifer Otten is quoted, commenting on the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition study that illustrates how singular policies can affect more than just payroll and can shape organizational structure and service delivery.

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Nearly all of Seattle’s soda tax is being passed on to consumers, new report shows

January 7, 2019 | The Seattle Times

Jessica Jones-Smith, an associate professor of health services and epidemiology in the UW School of Public Health is cited in this article describing how Seattle’s tax on soda that began in January 2018 has affected consumer pricing.

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Scientists To Monitor Seattle’s Soda Tax Starting Jan. 1

December 31, 2017 | Oregon Public Broadcasting

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University of Washington to Study Seattle Soda Tax

December 28, 2017 | KING5

The City of Seattle gave the University of Washington $500,000 to study the socio-economic impact of the new soda tax. Associate Professor Jesse Jones-Smith is quoted.

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Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

June 30, 2017 | Education Week

Findings from UW research on Seattle’s minimum wage show that that low-wage workers as a whole bring in $125 less per month, even though their hourly wages had increased.

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