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ASPPH Highlights Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA)

January 21, 2018

In observance of Healthy Weight Week (January 20 – 26), the Association of Schools & Programs in Public Health highlighted what their members are currently doing in regards to the overwhelming levels of obesity around us. This includes our affiliated project, the Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA) at UW. The recent soda tax study featured here is...

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Jesse Jones-Smith Co-Leads Study of Soda-Tax Impact on Seattle Health, Economics

December 27, 2017

Researchers from public health, social work and public policy will examine whether buying and drinking habits change. How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? University of Washington researchers have been tasked with finding out, under a four-year study funded by the City...

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IPE December Featured Faculty Member: Michelle Averill

December 14, 2017 | Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice

The Nutritional Sciences Program’s core faculty member Michelle Averill is the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE)’s featured faculty member of the month. Dr. Averill is a lecturer, researcher, and clinical coordinator for the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She is also President Elect for the Northwest Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and...

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Aligning Food Systems with Nutrition and Health

November 30, 2017

It’s official! The theme of our Winter 2018 Nutrition Seminar: Aligning Food Systems with Nutrition and Health The challenge of feeding nine billion people in year 2050 is not just about producing sufficient calories. It is about making sure that food systems produce sufficient nutrient-rich foods that are affordable, accessible, culturally appropriate, have low impact on...

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NSP Faculty Leads Child Care Policy Mapping Effort

November 14, 2017

Mapping the Policy Landscape: Visualizing Nutrition Regulations in Early Childhood Care and Education This Fall’s issue of design magazine Arcade includes an article by NSP’s Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten in collaboration with Tad Hirsch of Northeastern University. It’s out on newsstands now, and the article itself is available as of today online. Check out their discussion...

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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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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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