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  • Brief 8 – Food Insecurity and Food Assistance During COVID-19: Follow-up Survey of Washington State Households

    Published May 10, 2021, this brief focuses on findings from WAFOOD 2 survey conducted December 2020 – January 2021, and examines changes in food insecurity and food assistance in Washington State households. Initial Findings A total of 3,511 Washington State residents responded to the WAFOOD 2 survey. Household food insecurity remains high at 27% with...

    Date: May 10, 2021

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

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  • WA Farm Brief 1 – COVID-19 Impacts & Adaptations Among Washington State Farm Businesses

    Published March 31, 2021, this brief summarizes key findings from the Washington State (WA) Farm COVID-19 Impacts and Adaptations Survey which was deployed from December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 to capture an end of season snapshot of farmer experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key Findings A total of 265 responses from 33 of...

    Date: March 31, 2021

    Author(s): Collier, S.M., Fogel, A., Moore, M., Sipos, Y., Lewis, L., and Raymond, L.

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  • Memorandum: Identifying widespread COVID-19 impacts and shifts in the farming sector

    This memorandum summarizes key trends and takeaways identified through discussion with agriculture and food system professionals in Washington State in the fall of 2020. Common themes are presented related to challenges encountered, factors which facilitated or prevented adaptation, and expectations and concerns for the future. Find other publications related to this study on the project...

    Date: February 24, 2021

    Author(s): Anna Fogel, Yona Sipos, and Sarah Collier

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  • WAFOOD Brief 7 – Comparing Food Insecure and Food Secure Washington State Households During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to food. Published January 27, 2021, this spotlight series brief focuses on the 784 (30%) respondent households who were food insecure during the pandemic and contrasts their experience with the 1,730 food secure...

    Date: January 27, 2021

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  • WAFOOD Brief 6 – Mapping COVID-19 Risk Factors by King County ZIP Codes

    Published October 30, 2020, this brief points to underlying links between pre-existing economic disparities, obesity, food insecurity, and COVID-19 risk across King County (KC) ZIP codes. Using ZIP code-level data from the WAFOOD survey, King County Tax Accessor, and Public Health Seattle-King County, this brief provides shows that the rate of COVID-19 confirmed cases (positivity)...

    Date: October 30, 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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  • WAFOOD Brief 5 – Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Snohomish County

    Published October 30, 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 among Snohomish County residents. Initial Findings A total of 241 Snohomish County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 9% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a...

    Date: October 30, 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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  • WAFOOD Brief 4 – Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Clark County

    Published October 30, 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 among Clark County residents. Initial Findings A total of 240 Clark County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 9% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a...

    Date: October 30, 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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  • WAFOOD Brief 3 – Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pierce County

    Published October 30, 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 among Pierce County residents. Initial Findings A total of 431 Pierce County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 16% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a...

    Date: October 30, 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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  • WAFOOD Brief 2 – Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: King County

    Published October 30, 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 among King County residents. Initial Findings A total of 861 King County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 33% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a...

    Date: October 30, 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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  • WAFOOD 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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