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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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New Publication: “Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork”

April 9, 2015

Jamie Bachaus, NSP MPH student, and Jennifer Otten, NSP Assistant Professor, guest authored the March 2015 issue of Elevate Health, the quarterly research digest of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The issue explores the link between public health and food systems and looks at recent evidence on how the US food system...

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Accepting Applications for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT)

March 1, 2015

The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seek to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE) faculty positions with an emphasis in nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT) with an anticipated start date of fall, 2015. Review of applications will begin on April...

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Beth Ogata Receives Excellence in Practice Award

Beth Ogata, MS, RD, CSP, CD recently received the Excellence in Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Individuals for this nationally-recognized award were selected by the Academy’s Honors Committee and Board of Directors and given the award on-site at the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Ms. Ogata received this award for...

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Erin McDonnell, Ivory Loh, Emahlea Jackson

Cookbook aims to connect UW community

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

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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