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Karumba and Sawyer

Nutrition students honored with 2021 SPH Excellence Awards

June 2, 2021

Congratulations to Jane Karumba and Lauren Sawyer, Nutritional Sciences Program students who were honored with 2021 School of Public Health Excellence Awards, an annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced Wednesday, June 2.  This year’s NSP recipients have demonstrated high academic achievement and have been inspirational among their peers, faculty...

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Cairo Archer and Dani Ladyka

Students recognized for 2021 leadership and service awards

June 2, 2021

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences Program graduate students Dani Ladyka and Cairo Archer who have been selected for 2021 awards given to students exhibiting excellence in leadership and service.  Dani Ladyka Recipient of the 2021 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award  Dani Ladyka, an MS and RDN training student is the 2021 recipient of the Carrie Cheney...

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Melody Guo

Food Systems student presents at UW SPH Symposium

May 24, 2021

Melody Guo, a Food Systems, Nutrition & Health Major and Amber Li, a Public-Global Health Major will co-present at the upcoming UW School of Public Health Undergraduate Symposium to be held on May 27. Their session titled “Dietary supplement perception and usage pattern among the Chinese older population: A pilot study” will be presented at...

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UW dietetics student and alumna recognized by WSAND

May 13, 2021

Congratulations to University of Washington current and past dietetics students who were honored this year with annual awards of excellence by the Washington State Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (WSAND). Each year, WSAND honors individuals in the dietetics profession who have stood out among their peers, elevating the field of nutrition and dietetics, and exhibiting...

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Food Insecurity and Food Assistance During COVID-19: Follow-up Survey of Wa State

Reliance on food assistance programs on the rise in Washington State

May 11, 2021

Food insecurity remains high and disparities persist among Washington State households, while reliance on food assistance programs across the state have risen over the past six months, according to new data published by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition. The latest report from the WAFOOD research team compares data from two surveys,...

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Waffles and ice cream

Autumn food course explores multisensory dining

May 6, 2021

Do you eat with your eyes? How does your brain decide what makes one food more appetizing than another?  Register for NUTR 490, offered autumn 2021, to explore food from multiple perspectives, and go beyond taste, sight, and smell! In this advanced course, you will critically evaluate, through the study of research and practical applications,...

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How farms and ranches in Washington have been impacted by COVID-19

March 31, 2021

Nearly 60% of farms and ranches in Washington State have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, and expect to make changes to adapt their businesses in 2021, according to a new report published by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition in collaboration with Washington State University and the Washington State Department...

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Learn about bread in our spring food seminar

March 3, 2021

Bread has long been a staple source of nutrients throughout history, and this spring quarter in NUTR 390, we’ll examine bread from scientific, nutritional, historical, culinary, and cultural perspectives. More About the Course Bread has long been a staple source of nutrients throughout history. There are thousands of varieties of flour mixtures. Some are as...

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Sustainable Food Systems for Population Health

New graduate course uses food systems as a lens for public health

February 22, 2021

A new graduate-level course offered by Nutritional Sciences in spring 2021, will use food systems as a lens for viewing and understanding public health principles. The course, NUTR 514 Sustainable Food Systems for Population Health which is a 3-credit course, is now open for registration to all graduate and professional students at the UW. This...

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Food Systems Sustainability and Resilience NUTR 312

New course on food system sustainability for undergraduates

February 22, 2021

What are the current and future challenges with our food system? NUTR/ENVIR 312 Food Systems Sustainability and Resilience is a new undergraduate course being offered in spring 2021 which explores the concepts of sustainability and resilience as they are used today in the study and management of agricultural and food systems. The course takes a...

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