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Adam Drewnowski

Article authored by UW professor highlights food insecurity root causes

August 12, 2022

This September, the White House will convene a conference on hunger, nutrition, and health.  Leading up to the conference, the White House is organizing several listening sessions across America to hear firsthand from people impacted by food insecurity and to collect ideas about how to end hunger and hunger-related diseases and disparities. Ahead of this...

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FIgs Autumn Courses List for Autumn 2022

Autumn FIG courses offer introduction to population health at UW

August 10, 2022

This autumn quarter, take a FIG cluster of courses for an introduction to population health, the School of Public Health, and our undergraduate majors and minors: Environmental Health Major Food Systems, Nutrition & Health Major Health Informatics & Health Information Management Major Public Health-Global Health Major Environmental Health Minor Global Health Minor Nutrition Minor For...

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Elizabeth Kirk and Anne-Marie Gloster

Nutritional Sciences faculty promoted

August 2, 2022

Congratulations to Elizabeth Kirk and Anne-Marie Gloster, core faculty members in the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program in the School of Public Health who were recently promoted to new appointments. Elizabeth Kirk Promoted to Teaching Professor Dr. Elizabeth Kirk is a teaching professor in the Department of Epidemiology and a core faculty member in...

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Rethinking Obesity American don't choose to be fat. Many live wihtin a 'system they do not control.'

What’s to blame for Americans’ obesity problem? Start with the system.

July 26, 2022 | USA Today

“Obesity can vary by 600% depending on a person’s address,” said Dr. Adam Drewnowski who contributes to this USA Today article discussing the multifactorial issues contributing to the American obesity epidemic.

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Adam Drewnowski

Adam Drewnowksi steps down as program director

June 21, 2022

Dr. Adam Drewnowski has announced he will step down from his role as director of the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program in the School of Public Health beginning July 2022. Drewnowski, who has guided the program through much transformation and growth since his arrival at UW in 1998, will continue as a core faculty...

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2022 SPH Excellence Awards Recipients

Nutritional Sciences students honored with 2022 SPH Excellence Awards

May 27, 2022

Congratulations to Christina Gonzalez and Evelyn Morris, Nutritional Sciences Program students who were honored with 2022 School of Public Health (SPH) Excellence Awards, an annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced Thursday, May 26.  This year’s recipients in the Nutritional Sciences Program have demonstrated high academic achievement and have been...

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Nutritional Sciences students recognized for 2022 leadership and service

May 27, 2022

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences Program graduate students Kaitlin Benjamin and Joanne Lum who have been selected for 2022 program awards recognizing excellence in leadership and service.  Recipients are selected by Nutritional Sciences students, staff, and faculty members.   Kaitlin Benjamin Recipient of the 2022 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award  Kaitlin Benjamin, a graduate student in the Master...

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Food Systems Capstone Celebration

Food Systems Capstone Celebration on June 2

May 23, 2022

The Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Undergraduate Student Advisory Council (USAC) in the Nutritional Sciences Program will host a reception June 2 in appreciation of community partners involved in the course NUTR 493 Food Systems Capstone. The Food Systems Capstone Celebration, which will be held 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Hans Rosling Center...

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Multisensory dining course offered autumn 2022 explores brain and food relationship

May 5, 2022

Do you eat with your eyes? How does your brain decide what makes one food more appetizing than another?  University of Washington students interested in these questions can explore this topic in autumn 2022 by registering for NUTR 341: Exploration of Multisensory Dining. In this advanced course, offered through the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences...

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Autumn 2022 Special Topics: Body Weight and Size Inclusivity

New UW course explores how weight stigma affects health

May 3, 2022

University of Washington will offer a new course in autumn 2022 which will explore how the culture’s obsession with body weight affects health while exploring the evidence for size-inclusive approaches to health and well-being. The new course is taught by Cristen L. Harris, an associate teaching professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of...

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