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News & Events

Now Hiring for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

November 8, 2017

The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is hiring for a full-time lecturer or senior lecturer position in the areas of food systems, nutrition, and population health with a special focus in one or more of the following areas: social justice, environmental health, occupational health, culture, human and agriculture sustainability, economics, community food security, and policy. Candidates...

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Dr. Neuhouser Appointed Head of Cancer Prevention Program at Fred Hutch

October 27, 2017

Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member and nutritional epidemiologist Dr. Marian Neuhouser was appointed head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this month.  

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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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Road Map to Achieving a Sustainable, Equitable Food System in Washington

September 11, 2017 | UW School of Public Health

Members of the Washington State Food System Roundtable, including a researcher from the University of Washington School of Public Health, address these food issues and others in a report released online this summer. Called a “prospectus,” the report presents goals and strategies to achieve a 25-year vision for the state’s food system. This article quotes round table member and Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten.

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Communities Cash in on Better Health, Lower Obesity Rates

July 25, 2017 | UW School of Public Health

Research by Jesse Jones-Smith, Associate Professor and core faculty of the Nutritional Sciences Program, found that adding or expanding a tribal casino reduced the prevalence of Native American babies born large for gestational age, which is a risk factor for being overweight later in life.

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Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

June 30, 2017 | Education Week

Findings from UW research on Seattle’s minimum wage show that that low-wage workers as a whole bring in $125 less per month, even though their hourly wages had increased.

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New Initiative Led by School of Public Health Researchers Expands Food Environment Research in Developing Countries

June 9, 2017 | UW School of Public Health

A new initiative by researchers at SPH is accelerating food environment research in developing countries to address food insecurity and malnutrition. Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski and Acting Assistant Professor Anju Aggarwal are quoted in this article on food environment research.

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Anne Lund, MPH, RD, receives 2017 Washington State Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award

May 10, 2017

At their annual conference, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) honored Anne Lund, MPH, RD, with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2017. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by WSAND and highlights notable leadership, ability, and service. Anne is the Director of our Graduate Coordinated Program in...

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Coffee course serves up lessons in global health, climate change and social justice

January 4, 2017

The School of Public Health’s article on the new NUTR 490 seminar course, “Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping” ranked in the school’s top ten articles for 2016.  The course was developed and taught in partnership with UW Housing and Food Services. Go to the article

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Student Profile: Shelly Johnston, MPH/GCPD

November 23, 2016

Shelly Johnston, a Master of Public Health student in the RD Training Program, was recently featured in a School of Public Health Student Profile. Read her interview to learn about her path to the field of nutrition, why she chose UW, and her work in the MPH program.

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