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Alissa Bilfield

Dr. Alissa Bilfield joins Nutritional Sciences core faculty

September 8, 2021

The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Alissa Bilfield as a new member of our core faculty and growing team of food systems faculty.  Bilfield began her appointment as an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences  in the UW School of Public Health September...

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Group photo of students graduating from GCPD in 2021

Congratulations to 2021 master’s and GCPD graduates

August 20, 2021

Friday, August 20, we recognized the accomplishments of our students who will complete their graduate degrees and Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) training in 2021. The small gathering consisting of students, staff, and faculty took place in the UW Quad.  Anne Lund, the program director said, “Graduation looked a little different this year as...

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Autumn 2021 Future of Food Systems, UW Food Systems Nutrition and Health Seminar

Autumn seminar ‘Future of Food Systems’ announced

August 19, 2021

There is growing urgency for our food systems to be more sustainable, resilient, and equitable. But how?  The UW Nutritional Sciences Program will welcome experts and practitioners currently working at the forefront of these challenges to advance this conversation during our autumn 2021 Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Seminar.  Guest speakers will include Michael Fakhri,...

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UW & WSU Washington State Food Security Survey

WAFOOD food security survey now open to WA residents

July 15, 2021

A third wave of the WAFOOD Survey is now active, and asks all Washington State residents over the age of 18 to provide information on their household food access, economic security, and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier findings gathered in June and July 2020, found that 30% of WA households were food insecure,...

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UW Food Systems students tackle food security, food justice, and food sovereignty

June 14, 2021

University of Washington Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health majors once again collaborated with over a dozen regional partners in Seattle-King County during spring quarter 2021 to complete capstone projects that helped advance initiatives focused on increasing sustainability, resilience, and equity across the food system.  This year’s projects, which centered on common themes of food security,...

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Karumba and Sawyer

Nutrition students honored with 2021 SPH Excellence Awards

June 2, 2021

Congratulations to Jane Karumba and Lauren Sawyer, Nutritional Sciences Program students who were honored with 2021 School of Public Health Excellence Awards, an annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced Wednesday, June 2.  This year’s NSP recipients have demonstrated high academic achievement and have been inspirational among their peers, faculty...

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Cairo Archer and Dani Ladyka

Students recognized for 2021 leadership and service awards

June 2, 2021

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences Program graduate students Dani Ladyka and Cairo Archer who have been selected for 2021 awards given to students exhibiting excellence in leadership and service.  Dani Ladyka Recipient of the 2021 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award  Dani Ladyka, an MS and RDN training student is the 2021 recipient of the Carrie Cheney...

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Melody Guo

Food Systems student presents at UW SPH Symposium

May 24, 2021

Melody Guo, a Food Systems, Nutrition & Health Major and Amber Li, a Public-Global Health Major will co-present at the upcoming UW School of Public Health Undergraduate Symposium to be held on May 27. Their session titled “Dietary supplement perception and usage pattern among the Chinese older population: A pilot study” will be presented at...

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UW dietetics student and alumna recognized by WSAND

May 13, 2021

Congratulations to University of Washington current and past dietetics students who were honored this year with annual awards of excellence by the Washington State Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (WSAND). Each year, WSAND honors individuals in the dietetics profession who have stood out among their peers, elevating the field of nutrition and dietetics, and exhibiting...

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Food Insecurity and Food Assistance During COVID-19: Follow-up Survey of Wa State

Reliance on food assistance programs on the rise in Washington State

May 11, 2021

Food insecurity remains high and disparities persist among Washington State households, while reliance on food assistance programs across the state have risen over the past six months, according to new data published by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition. The latest report from the WAFOOD research team compares data from two surveys,...

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