Jennifer Otten

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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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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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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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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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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If the Seattle soda tax doesn’t reduce consumption, should it be cut?

January 10, 2019 | KIRO Radio

New research conducted by researchers in the UW School of Public Health on Seattle soda tax is topic for discussion on Seattle’s Tom & Curley show on KIRO Radio.

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Customers are Paying Nearly 100% of Seattle’s New Soda Tax, study says

January 9, 2019 | The Daily Signal

University of Washington researchers studied the effects of the soda tax on the prices of taxed and untaxed drinks at various types of stores. The study found that, on average, 97 percent of the 1.75 cents per fluid ounce tax is paid by consumers, according to the January 2019 report.

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