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RDN training with a public health lens

March 11, 2020

Colorful canvas art, posters, paintings of food, and a few selected children’s drawings line the hall as you enter the University of Washington RDN training program office. This bright and vibrant space is home to the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics, also known as the GCPD by staff, faculty and students in the program. Anne...

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Celebrating healthy eating in March

February 26, 2020

National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month® — a time to focus on making healthy food choices. The Nutritional Sciences Program will celebrate this annual observance throughout the month of March featuring experts in our RDN training program. In response to this year’s theme, “Eat Right, Bite by Bite,” we asked program faculty, student...

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Undergraduate student scholarships for 2019-2020

January 14, 2020

Scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year are recognized for academic achievement, dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, professional promise, and their ability to overcome challenges.  The annual fund prioritizes support of students from diverse backgrounds and those who have overcome economic and educational disadvantages and/or personal adversity to pursue higher education. Nikki Hogan...

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4-Week Study Abroad Program Explores Food Systems in Italy

December 11, 2019

Announcing a 4-week intensive, interdisciplinary program that uses systems thinking and a variety of perspectives to understand how factors, such as culture, policy, diet, and market structure, interact to create environmental, economic, health, and social/equity outcomes. La Dolce Vita: Comparative Food Systems in Italy begins with farm stays in Tuscany – a farm in the...

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Anne Lund named Fellow of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

October 11, 2019

Anne Lund, a core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program and senior lecturer in epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). The designation recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by...

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Graduate program webinar scheduled for Nov 7

October 10, 2019

Join us for an hour on November 7 to learn about our graduate-level programs in the Nutritional Sciences Program.  This free, virtual information session is ideal for new or prospective students interested in completing a Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS) degree, and the RDN training program (Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics)...

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Husky cookbook aims to connect UW community through food storytelling

October 1, 2019 | By Lori Tiede

What food or dish best represents you?  Behind every dish lies a great story. A new Husky cookbook project launching this month aims to showcase how our identities are shaped by food traditions and culture.  The project, being led by three graduate students in the Nutritional Sciences Program in the UW School of Public Health...

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Jennifer Otten

Jennifer Otten joins national committee that will examine food waste in the U.S.

August 2, 2019

Jennifer Otten, an associate professor in environmental and occupational health sciences and nutritional sciences in the UW School of Public Health has joined a new committee formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), which will conduct a systematic review of consumer food waste and reduction efforts in the United States, and...

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Jeani Hunt-Gibbon named Outstanding Student in Women’s Health

July 24, 2019

Jeani Hunt-Gibbon, a graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been named Outstanding Student in Women’s Health for 2019 by Women’s Health, a Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The recognition honors Hunt-Gibbon’s work in producing a lecture on nutrition and fertility for her MS Capstone project.  She...

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Ivory Loh

Ivory Loh receives Husky Seed Fund for cookbook project

July 9, 2019

Ivory Loh, a graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been awarded the 2019 Husky Seed Fund to produce a Husky Cookbook, a collection of recipes gathered from UW students, staff and faculty. The project aims to unite members across the broader UW community through food and their stories told through food. Loh’s hope...

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