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Autumn Course

Nutr 390 explores film genre of food documentaries

August 12, 2020

If you’ve ever watched a food documentary, how can you know what is factual and based in science, or is presenting a subjective bias by the filmmaker?  The Nutritional Sciences Program will offer a NUTR 390 Food Seminar course this autumn quarter, which will help you as a viewer learn how to examine nutrition information...

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Michelle Obama with children in school cafeteria

Obama-era school nutrition policy led to better diets for students but faces changes

July 28, 2020 | UW School of Public Health

UW Nutritional Sciences researchers Jessica Jones-Smith, Cristen Harris and Kelsey Kinderknecth conducted the first nationally representative study to assess specifically how the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – championed by former first lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by former President Barack Obama – impacted the overall nutritional quality of school meals eaten by students, rather than meals served.

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Diners eating outdoors at street cafe, being served by masked servers.

Outdoor dining and drinking is allowed. But is it safe?

June 26, 2020 | Vox

Nutritional Sciences lecturer Anne-Marie Gloster contributes to this comprehensive piece offering advice for dining and drinking outdoors and outside the home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Knife and fork on plate

Study asks Washington state residents to describe food security and access during pandemic, economic downturn

June 24, 2020 | UW News

Online survey launched by Center for Public Health Nutrition gathers data on how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn have affected food access and economic security to Washington state residents.

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Statewide survey could map how COVID-19 is affecting food security, economics

June 24, 2020 | KNKX

Research studying food security in WA state affected by COVID-19 is highlighted, featuring project leads Adam Drewnowski and Jennifer Otten. The study is conducted in partnership with Washington State University, Tacoma Community College, and partners in local, county and state governments.

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BBQ on picnic table

Is It Actually Safe to Host a BBQ This Summer?

June 16, 2020 | Chowhound

Anne-Marie Gloster is quoted offering expert advice on public health safety at barbecues and outdoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic this summer.

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Emily Kwong and Anna Mowell

Students honored with SPH Excellence Awards

June 12, 2020

Congratulations to our two Nutritional Science Program recipients, Emily Kwong and Anna Mowell who were honored with 2020 School of Public Health Excellence Awards, and annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced June 11 by the School in a congratulatory video. This year’s Nutritional Sciences student recipients have each demonstrated...

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Anne-Marie Gloster

Anne-Marie Gloster recognized for communicating public health

June 12, 2020

Anne-Marie Gloster, a lecturer and core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been awarded the 2020 Communicating Public Health to the Public Award by the University of Washington School of Public Health.  Gloster shares this honor with four other faculty members in the School of Public Health this year. The annual award recognizes...

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School of Public Health Graduation

Celebrate UW Nutritional Sciences graduates at the SPH Graduation Celebration June 14

June 9, 2020

We invite all Nutritional Sciences Program students and their family and friends to join us this Sunday, June 14 at the University of Washington School of Public Health Virtual Ceremony to celebrate our graduates in the Class of 2020.  Event at a Glance Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020 Times: Facebook watch party: 10:30 a.m. PDT...

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Food crop on farm showing soil and sunset in background

It’s time to rethink the disrupted US food system from the ground up

June 5, 2020 | The Conversation

Jennifer Otten and Sarah Collier, discuss a key vulnerability at the very foundation of the food system: soil. On farms and ranches across the U.S., the health of soil is seriously compromised today. The article covers what’s at stake if we don’t begin addressing this soil health as a key resource, and how we should go about it.

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