News & Events


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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New Autumn 2016 Course: NUTR 141 Introduction to Foods

June 22, 2016

NUTR 141 Introduction to Foods will examine how foods are used by different people and cultures to deliver nutrients and energy. Students will explore the evolution of the global food supply, food preparation techniques, food patterns, and eating habits as they relate to diets, nutrition, and personal and public health. Instructor: Anne-Marie Gloster, PhD, RD...

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Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith Joins the Nutritional Sciences Core Faculty

June 14, 2016

The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith, an associate professor in health services, to our core faculty. Jones-Smith received her PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California–San Francisco and University of California–Berkeley in 2012. She...

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Dr. Marian Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition

June 1, 2016

ASN Press Release: ASN PRESIDENT SEEKS TO UPHOLD THE IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION SCIENCE June 1, 2016—Marian L. Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on June 1. Dr. Neuhouser is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...

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Nutrition Special Topics Course in AUT 2016 – Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping

April 26, 2016

NUTR 490 B Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping will expose students to the study of coffee from multiple perspectives: historical, geographical, environmental, economic, health, social justice, chemical, and sensory. In addition to seminar lectures, students will have the opportunity to hear from voices in the field, including producers in Nicaragua, processors in Seattle, and public...

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New Spring 2016 Course: NUTR 241 Culinary Nutrition Science

January 20, 2016

NUTR 241 Culinary Nutrition Science will explore the scientific principles behind modern culinary techniques that transform raw foodstuffs into prepared foods that are both appealing and have nutritional value. Looking at foodstuffs as combinations of solids, liquids, and gases, students will analyze the physical and chemical forces that contribute to creating an edible and desirable...

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Dr. Scott Ickes Joins the Nutritional Sciences Program Core Faculty

August 31, 2015

The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes, Assistant Professor, to our core faculty. Dr. Ickes received his PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy, with a minor in Epidemiology, from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in...

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Student Project Examines Limited Time for Lunch at School

June 23, 2015

Elementary school students in Seattle don’t get enough time to finish their lunch, according to research from our Nutritional Sciences students. Eighteen graduate students in Donna Johnson’s Public Health Nutrition Class, working with instructor Mary Podrabsky, spent winter quarter documenting the lack of lunch time at seven city schools. They found students had only 12...

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New Autumn 2015 Course: NUTR 420 Global Nutrition

April 17, 2015

There has been a changing landscape in nutrition over the past five years, with more attention on the burden of chronic undernutrition as a major impediment to development. There is an increased appreciation of the potential to prevent undernutrition and improve nutrition through multi-sectoral approaches that address not only the most immediate factors of poor...

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