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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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Seattle residents consuming fewer sugary drinks after city’s ‘soda tax’

April 16, 2020 | UW School of Public Health

New 12-month report co-authored by UW Center for Public Health Nutrition researchers Jessica Jones-Smith, Lina Walkinshaw and Vanessa Oddo offer surprise finding that one year after Seattle’s tax on sweetened beverages took effect, low-income children and their parents were consuming significantly fewer sugary drink.

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Lower-income kids in Seattle are drinking less pop than before soda tax, but so are kids outside the city

April 16, 2020 | The Seattle Times

Latest analysis of the Seattle’s soda tax and its impact on consumer purchasing choices authored by researchers from UW’s Center for Public Health Nutrition researchers Jessica Jones-Smith, Lina Walkinshaw and Vanessa Oddo.

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Anne-Marie Gloster

Grocery store etiquette and coronavirus: Tips on how to not be a jerk while shopping

April 7, 2020 | The News & Observer

Faculty member Anne-Marie Gloster contributes to this story outlining ways to navigate the grocery store during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Your coronavirus grocery questions, answered by experts

March 30, 2020 | Vox

UW Nutritional Sciences Program faculty member Anne-Marie Gloster is quoted in this article from Vox which outlines the important safety guidelines to follow when shopping for food during the Coronavirus crisis.

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