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Here’s One Obamacare Rule That’s Still Intact: Calorie Counts

May 8, 2018 | KUOW

As the nation joins local King County in requiring calorie information on menus, Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski shares his expertise on how the new requirement might impact people’s food decisions.

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Nutrition Affects Cancer Risk

April 17, 2018 | Monterey Herald

Registered dietitian nutritionist Barbara Quinn reflects on the impact of nutrition on cancer risk.  Quinn quotes Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member Johanna Lampe who shares her expertise from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on how beneficial microbes in our gut may help fight off the development of colon cancer.

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The under-recognized power of preconception nutrition

October 21, 2019 | The Seattle Times

This story highlights the importance of proper nutrition before and during pregnancy and quotes Judy Simon, a registered dietitian and clinical faculty member in nutritional sciences at UW. The story is authored by Carrie Dennett, a registered dietitian nutritionist who is an alumna of the UW Nutritional Sciences Program (MPH/GCPD ‘2013).

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Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

April 4, 2018 | KUOW

Nutritional Sciences Program Lecturer Anne-Marie Gloster, RD, PhD, MPH who teaches one of the few coffee courses at a public research institution in the U.S., weighs in on the risk of cancer from coffee in the wake of a California judge’s recent ruling that coffee companies must display cancer warnings.

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Not All Veggies Are Created Equal. Some Are Superstars.

March 16, 2018 | UW Medicine

Nutritional Sciences Program Director and creator of the Affordable Nutrition Index Adam Drewnowski answers questions on vegetable nutrition, affordability, and strategies for improving intake. This article also has a link to a related video of the interview.

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New UW Course Fueled by Food Truck Craze

February 8, 2018 | UW School of Public Health

University of Washington students can learn about the mobile food industry as it relates to the larger food system in a new course from the UW School of Public Health called “Food Truck Rodeo.” Nutritional Sciences Program Lecturer Anne-Marie Gloster is quoted on the new course she designed (NUTR 390A).

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How to Eat Healthy: 25 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Every Day

January 1, 2018 | SELF

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be convoluted. What’s important is that you stick to the basics, which is easy to do with these 25 commonsense tips. Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski is quoted.

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Jesse Jones-Smith Co-Leads Study of Soda-Tax Impact on Seattle Health, Economics

December 27, 2017 | Nutritional Sciences News & UW Medicine Newsroom

How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? A multi-disciplinary team, led by obesity epidemiologist Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith of the UW School of Public Health and Dr. Nadine Chan of Public Health – Seattle & King County, will assess how the new tax changes buying and drinking habits over the next four years.

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UW Project Seeks Sustainable Blueprint for Hydropower Dams

December 13, 2017 | UW News

An interdisciplinary team including Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski and other UW experts in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, and Environmental and Forest Sciences is working with Arizona State University on a research project funded by the National Science Foundation to address the critical issues of feeding people, generating energy, and maintaining functioning ecosystems.

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Seattle’s minimum-wage hike didn’t boost supermarket prices

September 14, 2017 | UW Medicine Newsroom

Raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $13 an hour did not affect the price of food at supermarkets, according to a new study led by the University of Washington School of Public Health. This article features the work of Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten, epidemiology doctoral student James Buszkiewicz, and their work in the Minimum Wage Study Team.

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