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Sharon Feucht – 2018 Washington State Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

April 30, 2018

At their annual conference, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) honored Sharon Feucht, MA, RDN, CD with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2018. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by WSAND and highlights notable leadership, ability, and service. Ms. Feucht has been with the Nutrition section of...

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Speaking Event – The Nutrition Transition: How Food Choices Are Made

March 9, 2018

Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski will speak Thursday, March 15, at Taylor’s Toulouse University Centre on the nutrition transition. Dr. Drewnowski is the inventor of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, which rates individual foods based on their overall nutritional value, and the Affordable Nutrition Index, which helps consumers identify affordable healthy foods. Lecture Summary:...

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ASPPH Highlights Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA)

January 21, 2018

In observance of Healthy Weight Week (January 20 – 26), the Association of Schools & Programs in Public Health highlighted what their members are currently doing in regards to the overwhelming levels of obesity around us. This includes our affiliated project, the Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA) at UW. The recent soda tax study featured here is...

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Jesse Jones-Smith Co-Leads Study of Soda-Tax Impact on Seattle Health, Economics

December 27, 2017

Researchers from public health, social work and public policy will examine whether buying and drinking habits change. How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? University of Washington researchers have been tasked with finding out, under a four-year study funded by the City...

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2017-2018 Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health

July 13, 2017

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this  year’s Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health by Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come...

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Anne Lund, MPH, RD, receives 2017 Washington State Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award

May 10, 2017

At their annual conference, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) honored Anne Lund, MPH, RD, with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2017. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by WSAND and highlights notable leadership, ability, and service. Anne is the Director of our Graduate Coordinated Program in...

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Coffee course serves up lessons in global health, climate change and social justice

January 4, 2017

The School of Public Health’s article on the new NUTR 490 seminar course, “Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping” ranked in the school’s top ten articles for 2016.  The course was developed and taught in partnership with UW Housing and Food Services. Go to the article

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Student Profile: Shelly Johnston, MPH/GCPD

November 23, 2016

Shelly Johnston, a Master of Public Health student in the RD Training Program, was recently featured in a School of Public Health Student Profile. Read her interview to learn about her path to the field of nutrition, why she chose UW, and her work in the MPH program.

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2016-2017 Health Sciences Common Book: Catching Homelessness

June 10, 2016

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: Catching Homelessness by UW Nursing faculty Josephine Ensign  Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in...

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Dr. Marian Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition

June 1, 2016

ASN Press Release: ASN PRESIDENT SEEKS TO UPHOLD THE IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION SCIENCE June 1, 2016—Marian L. Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on June 1. Dr. Neuhouser is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...

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