Resources

Briefs


  • WAFOOD Survey Brief #1: Economic Security and Food Access in Washington State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Published September 9, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020. Initial Findings A total of 2,621 WA residents in 38 of 39 counties responded. This brief provides a snapshot of survey participant responses, including alarmingly high rates of food...

    Date: September 9, 2020

    Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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  • Is Amazon Really Making Healthy Foods Affordable?

    Evaluation of food pricing on Amazon comparing nutrient-dense, whole foods vs. processed foods and beverages. Materials were published as part of work associated with the Seattle Obesity Study.

    Date: August 31, 2017

    Author(s): Shilpi Gupta, Anju Aggarwal, Adam Drewnowski

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  • Replacing Juice with Fruit: Nutrition and Economic Effects

    Substituting 100% fruit juice with fresh fruit in children’s diets reduced calories and increased fiber — but increased diet costs. Replacement of fruit juice with canned fruit only modestly increased costs, but resulted in less impressive nutritional benefits. Results are from a nationally representative sample of 7,000 children and adolescents. Support for this project provided...

    Date: May 31, 2012

    Author(s): Center for Public Health Nutrition

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  • How Farmers Markets Can Promote Access to Healthy Food

    A look at how population groups and farmers markets interact.

    Date: August 31, 2010

    Author(s): Carley Bollen, Anne Vernez-Moudon, Karen Kinney, Adam Drewnowski

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  • The Supermarket Gap: How to Ensure Equitable Access to Affordable, Healthy Foods

    People living in low-income, high minority or rural areas may have limited access to full service supermarkets and to grocery stores selling healthy foods. This brief presents data from the Seattle Obesity Study to show the critical distinction between the nearest grocery store and the one that was actually used by the respondent. Published in...

    Date: May 31, 2010

    Author(s): Adam Drewnowski, Anju Aggarwal, Anne Vernez Moudon

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  • Child Care & Obesity Prevention Issue Briefs

    These 5 briefs were produced between 2009 and 2011 and highlight the importance of child care in obesity prevention efforts and outlining best practices and policy strategies.

    Date: June 1, 2009

    Author(s): Center for Public Health Nutrition

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  • The Search for Affordable Nutrient Rich Foods: A comparison of supermarket food prices in Seattle-King County

    This research brief summarizes findings from the Seattle Obesity Study I . The brief was published by the Center for Public Health Nutrition in July 2009.

    Date: July 31, 2009

    Author(s): Nadia K. Mahmud, Pablo Monsivais, Adam Drewnowski

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  • Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet?

    Building a case for affordable good nutrition as the theme of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Published March 2009

    Date: March 31, 2009

    Author(s): Adam Drewnowski, Petra Eichelsdoerfer

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