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Multisensory dining course offered autumn 2022 explores brain and food relationship

May 5, 2022

Do you eat with your eyes? How does your brain decide what makes one food more appetizing than another?  University of Washington students interested in these questions can explore this topic in autumn 2022 by registering for NUTR 341: Exploration of Multisensory Dining. In this advanced course, offered through the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences...

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Autumn 2022 Special Topics: Body Weight and Size Inclusivity

New UW course explores how weight stigma affects health

May 3, 2022

University of Washington will offer a new course in autumn 2022 which will explore how the culture’s obsession with body weight affects health while exploring the evidence for size-inclusive approaches to health and well-being. The new course is taught by Cristen L. Harris, an associate teaching professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of...

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Autumn 2022 Special Topics: Food Systems Innovation NUTR 490 C

New UW course explores food systems innovation

May 3, 2022

University of Washington will offer a new course in autumn 2022 which examines multi-sectoral approaches to innovation in the food system, with a focus on nutrition and health as they relate to personal and public health.  The new 3-credit course is taught by Alissa Bilfield, an assistant teaching professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and...

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UW undergraduate courses in nutrition and food systems in autumn 2022

April 29, 2022

If you are a UW student looking for an interesting elective focused on a topic related to nutrition, health, culinary arts, or food systems, check out these exciting offerings for autumn 2022. All course offerings on this list are open to any UW undergraduate student regardless of declared major with some courses prioritized for majors....

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UW panel to discuss sustainability in coffee and tea industries May 18

April 28, 2022

Attend a free panel discussion on May 18 which will discuss current developments in the coffee and tea industries focused on creating just and sustainable supply chains that benefit people and the environment. Brewing Sustainability in the Coffee and Tea Industries May 18, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  University of Washington Hans Rosling Center, Room 101...

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Undergraduate student scholarships for 2021-22

April 7, 2022

Congratulations to the 2021-22 undergraduate scholarship recipients supported by the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Major Fund, established by dedicated alumni and friends to ensure the Food Systems major thrives in its early years. This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients were selected for their excellent academic achievement, dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, professional promise,...

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UW food seminar explores bread in spring 2022 course

March 3, 2022

Registration is now open for NUTR 390, a 1-credit food seminar course which will focus on the topic of bread for spring quarter 2022. Bread has long been a staple source of nutrients throughout history, and this spring quarter in NUTR 390, we’ll examine bread from scientific, nutritional, historical, culinary, and cultural perspectives. There are...

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Spring 2022 Sustainable Food Systems for Population Health NUTR 512

UW course explores sustainable food systems for population health

February 22, 2022

A course offered by the Nutritional Sciences Program in the School of Public Health will use food systems as a lens for viewing and understanding public health principles in spring quarter 2022. The course, NUTR 514 Sustainable Food Systems for Population Health which is a 3-credit elective course, is now open for registration to all...

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Winter food systems seminar to highlight food rescue innovation

December 16, 2021

It is estimated that one third of all food produced for human consumption in the world each year is lost or wasted.  By 2030, the United Nations has set a goal to cut this number in half, but how can we achieve this aggressive goal? For winter quarter 2022, the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health...

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Survey of Washington state tribal communities illustrates how pandemic has exacerbated food disparities

December 7, 2021

Project finds barriers to traditional foods access and major disparities in food insecurity among Washington state tribal communities during the COVID-19 pandemic A recent survey of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals sheds further light on the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among Washington State tribal communities. The project, the WA Tribal Food Survey (WATRIBAL),...

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