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Homeless youths in Seattle receive most meals from shelters and drop-in centers

January 4, 2021

Over 75% of young adults experiencing homelessness in the greater Seattle area say they have enough food to eat, and most receive their weekly meals at shelters and drop-in centers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the Academic of Nutrition and Dietetics.    The study, which surveyed 122 youths aged 14-22 years...

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Undergraduate student scholarships for 2020-2021

October 22, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020-21 undergraduate scholarship recipients supported by the Food Systems, Nutrition & Health Major Fund, established by dedicated alumni and friends to ensure the Food Systems major thrives in its early years. Our outstanding recipients for this academic year were selected for their excellent academic achievement, dedication to community service and extracurricular activities,...

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UW and WSU collaborate to advance food systems education in Washington

October 7, 2020

The University of Washington and Washington State University are embarking together on a project to strengthen and transform food systems education in Washington State. The two institutions have been jointly awarded a Higher Education Challenge planning grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)....

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Food insecurity in Washington State highest among low-income groups and persons of color

September 24, 2020

Food insecurity has spiked post Covid-19, affecting an estimated 30% of households in WA State and bringing many pre-existing social inequities to light. Highest rates were observed among households below the poverty line (58%), with some college education or less (44%), and for persons of color (42%).  Households with children were also affected. Of the...

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Marie Spiker

Dr. Marie Spiker joins Nutritional Sciences core faculty

September 9, 2020

The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Marie Spiker as a new member of our core faculty and growing team of food systems researchers.  Spiker is an assistant professor in epidemiology in the UW School of Public Health.  Spiker approaches public health nutrition through a food systems lens. Her research focuses on equitably nourishing...

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Autumn Course

Nutr 390 explores film genre of food documentaries

August 12, 2020

If you’ve ever watched a food documentary, how can you know what is factual and based in science, or is presenting a subjective bias by the filmmaker?  The Nutritional Sciences Program will offer a NUTR 390 Food Seminar course this autumn quarter, which will help you as a viewer learn how to examine nutrition information...

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Emily Kwong and Anna Mowell

Students honored with SPH Excellence Awards

June 12, 2020

Congratulations to our two Nutritional Science Program recipients, Emily Kwong and Anna Mowell who were honored with 2020 School of Public Health Excellence Awards, and annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced June 11 by the School in a congratulatory video. This year’s Nutritional Sciences student recipients have each demonstrated...

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Anne-Marie Gloster

Anne-Marie Gloster recognized for communicating public health

June 12, 2020

Anne-Marie Gloster, a lecturer and core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been awarded the 2020 Communicating Public Health to the Public Award by the University of Washington School of Public Health.  Gloster shares this honor with four other faculty members in the School of Public Health this year. The annual award recognizes...

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School of Public Health Graduation

Celebrate UW Nutritional Sciences graduates at the SPH Graduation Celebration June 14

June 9, 2020

We invite all Nutritional Sciences Program students and their family and friends to join us this Sunday, June 14 at the University of Washington School of Public Health Virtual Ceremony to celebrate our graduates in the Class of 2020.  Event at a Glance Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020 Times: Facebook watch party: 10:30 a.m. PDT...

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Nutrition 2020 Live Online

Faculty and students present at Nutrition Live Online 2020

June 1, 2020

Four members from the Nutritional Sciences Program will present this week at a free online event this week called Nutrition Live Online 2020, an event sponsored by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Adam Drewnowski, director for Nutritional Sciences and the Center for Public Health Nutrition will participate in a panel on sustainable food systems,...

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