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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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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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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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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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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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Experts across campus discuss future of food supply system

June 4, 2020 | The UW Daily

A review of a UW experts panel discussing impacts on the food supply featuring core faculty members Jennifer Otten and Adam Drewnowski.

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Esther Nguyen

Food Systems senior to be SPH gonfaloniere, alumni honored as Guardians of the Gonfalon

June 1, 2020 | School of Public Health

Esther Nguyen, a graduating senior of the Food Systems, Nutrition, a Health Major and Nutritional Sciences Program alumnae June Bartell (’79) and Kathy Kingen (’79) will be honored at the 2020 UW Commencement celebration.

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Initiative announces award of 21 COVID-19 rapid response grants

April 30, 2020 | UW Population Health

Nutritional Sciences Program researchers awarded Population Health Initiative grant to study impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Washington state food systems, food security, and food access. Faculty involved in the project include Adam Drewnowski, Jennifer Otten, and Sarah Collier.

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Nurturing Roots Farm, 2019

Sowing self-reliance down the supply chain

April 22, 2020 | Real Change News

How food insecurity is growing in the Pacific Northwest and a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and insights on how supporting sustainable and local farms and food producers can help reduce impacts on the global food supply. The article quotes food systems expert and Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member Yona Sipos.

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