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Diet drinks linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

February 14, 2019 | UW School of Public Health

A study says diet drinks such as Diet Coke and diet fruit juice, are linked to an increase risk for stroke, and are particularly associate with blood clots of the small arteries. The new study was co-authored by Shirley Beresford, a senior associate dean, professor of epidemiology and core faculty in nutritional sciences at UW.

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In 10 years, 18 years’ worth of sugar

February 12, 2019 | UW Medicine

Severe obesity in 10 to 11 year olds has now reached an all time high, according to this recent UK study. Dietician Judy Simon, a clinical faculty member in nutritional sciences at the UW, offers practical tips for parents on how to manage their kids’ sugar intake.

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Study: 97% of Seattle soda tax passed on to consumers through higher prices

February 8, 2019 | KOMO News

A new report published by UW School of Public Health researchers estimates that nearly 100 percent of Seattle’s new tax on the distribution of sweetened beverages has been passed on to consumers through higher in-store prices.

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Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle

February 7, 2019 | Urban@UW

According to new research by faculty in the UW School of Public Health and Nutritional Sciences Program, findings show Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue.

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Two new studies published about the Seattle minimum wage ordinance

February 6, 2019 | UW News

Researchers at UW continue to study the impact of the 2014 Seattle minimum wage ordinance. An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students who have tracked various industries since the ordinance’s implementation just published tow new studies: These papers take a closer look at the effects on child care businesses and on food prices during the policy implementation.

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Seattle’s minimum-wage hikes didn’t boost supermarket prices, new UW study finds

February 6, 2019 | The Seattle Times

Story highlights a UW study analyzing the impact of Seattle’s minimum wage on supermarket prices.

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Almond milk or cow milk: which is healthier?

February 5, 2019 | KUOW

Why many in the food industry are advocating for plant-based dairy substitutes to be labeled with the term “milk.”  But that won’t happen if the dairy lobby can help it, says UW dietitian nutritionist Judy Simon.

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Salad or soda? Where you live shapes how you eat

January 24, 2019 | KUOW

Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences discusses findings from a new study that looks at social disparities that affect health outcomes.

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Why you should wash those avocados

January 23, 2019 | KOMO News

Cutting an avocado before washing the skin may expose you to harmful bacteria according to the FDA. Judy Simon, a UW dietitian, nutritionist and clinical instructor in nutritional sciences is quoted in this article.

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Salad or Soda: Mapping Social Determinant of Seattle

January 20, 2019 |

New research on social disparities suggests those who live in waterfront neighborhoods in Seattle tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue, using local data to model food consumption patterns by city block with weekly servings of soda and salad serving as proxy for diet quality.

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