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UW Nutritional Sciences Program Autumn Courses

Nutritional sciences elective courses for autumn 2023

April 27, 2023

Registration for autumn 2023 begins May 5.  If you are seeking an interesting elective focused on a topic related to nutrition, health, culinary arts, or food systems, check out these exciting offerings for autumn 2023. All course offerings on this list are open to any UW undergraduate student regardless of declared major with some courses...

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Food Systems students partner with UW Farm on winter capstone projects

April 20, 2023

In winter quarter 2023, Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health students from the NUTR 493 Food Systems Capstone course helped the UW Farm take the next step in implementing its strategic planning process that was initiated in 2021.  “An overarching goal given to the students in winter was to gather thoughts, ideas, and recommendations from community...

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Nutritional Sciences hosts open house to kick off spring quarter

March 27, 2023

The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program will host an open house during the first few weeks of spring quarter 2023, welcoming faculty, staff, and students from the School of Public Health to drop by for refreshments, connecting with colleagues, and for an amazing view of the blossoming cherry trees on the Quad from the...

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Finding Your Future in Food Systems Webinar April 5

Spring webinar for UW students explores career opportunities in food systems

March 27, 2023

Save the date of April 5, 2023 to attend a webinar hosted by the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) University of Washington Student Chapter in collaboration with NAFSN, the national professional development association for people working together to promote resilient local and regional food systems in the advancement of equity and healthful food access...

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Spotlight on 2022-23 Food Systems Scholars

Food Systems scholars for 2022-23 recognized

March 27, 2023

Congratulations to University of Washington students who have received scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, funded from the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Major Fund. This fund was established by dedicated alumni and friends of the Nutritional Sciences Program to support the Food Systems Major.  This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients were selected for their excellent...

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UW dietetic interns explore sustainable diets

March 8, 2023

March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for 2023 is “Fuel for the Future,” an invitation by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) encouraging each of us to eat with sustainability in mind. This means choosing foods that are tasty, nourishing, and foods that also protect the environment.  So, what should be on...

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Low-income Washington state households still struggling with food insecurity as pandemic protections end

February 23, 2023

Affording food is such a challenge in Washington state that residents who experience food insecurity say their grocery bills are their biggest source of financial stress, more so than paying for rent or utilities. That’s one of the findings of a food survey of Washington residents from December 2022 to January 2023, run by researchers...

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Spring 2023 courses

UW courses offered in nutrition, food systems, and health in spring 2023

February 8, 2023

Explore our undergraduate courses for spring 2023 which focus on a variety of interesting topics including nutrition, food systems, diets, culinary science, and individual and population health.  Registration opens on February 10, 2023.   2023 Nutritional Sciences Program Courses  Click title to view seat availability in My Plan. 

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UW graduate course explores sustainable food systems for population health

February 8, 2023

A course offered by the Nutritional Sciences Program in the University of Washington School of Public Health in spring 2023 will use food systems as a lens for viewing and understanding public health principles.  The course, NUTR 514 Sustainable Food Systems for Population Health, a 3-credit elective course, is now open for registration to all...

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Jennifer Otten

Nutritional Sciences faculty joins Washington State Food Policy Forum

January 10, 2023

Jennifer Otten, a faculty member and food systems scholar in the University of Washington School of Public Health will begin a new appointment in January 2023 as a member of the Washington State Food Policy Forum, a cross-sector group formed by the WA State Legislature in 2016 which makes recommendations for improving the food system...

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