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Winter food systems seminar to highlight food rescue innovation

December 16, 2021

It is estimated that one third of all food produced for human consumption in the world each year is lost or wasted.  By 2030, the United Nations has set a goal to cut this number in half, but how can we achieve this aggressive goal? For winter quarter 2022, the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health...

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Survey of Washington state tribal communities illustrates how pandemic has exacerbated food disparities

December 7, 2021

Project finds barriers to traditional foods access and major disparities in food insecurity among Washington state tribal communities during the COVID-19 pandemic A recent survey of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals sheds further light on the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among Washington State tribal communities. The project, the WA Tribal Food Survey (WATRIBAL),...

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Seeking Administrator within UW Nutritional Sciences Program

December 6, 2021

The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for the staff position of Administrator. This position Find full details about the position responsibilities and application process on the UW Jobs Board.

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How a key nutritional program adapted to the pandemic

December 1, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic created economic hardship and food insecurity for many families, a key governmental program for nutritional support pivoted to offer remote services and more flexible food options. As a result, participation and satisfaction with the program grew, according to findings from a new study by University of Washington researchers and the program,...

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Now recruiting new faculty

New faculty positions available in Nutrition and Food Systems at UW

November 23, 2021

The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for two full-time (100% FTE) tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor and associate professor or professor with an anticipated start date as early as summer 2022.  Specific areas in which the program is interested...

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Focus on how to eat more effective than diet

November 15, 2021

At UW, dietetics students learn principles for delivering effective client care that goes beyond what you put on your plate.  Our society is obsessed with thinness, dieting, and fitness.  At the root of this obsession is a weight-biased belief that if you are a person in a higher-weight body, you lack willpower, are lazy, or...

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New website highlights food systems experts and educational opportunities across UW

October 28, 2021

A new Food Systems at UW website has been launched to provide a central resource hub of people, organizations, and educational opportunities related to food systems at UW. The website was initiated by the UW Food Systems Education and Research Network, and this network aims to:  Bring together UW experts from multiple disciplines to address...

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UW Food Systems Walking Tour highlights

UW Food Systems Walking Tour Highlights

October 7, 2021

Many thanks to all the UW Huskies who joined us October 1, 2021 for our UW Food Systems Walking Tour! The tour, organized by the Nutritional Sciences Program’s Student and Academic Services team, explored the University of Washington’s food system and was a featured activity as part of the 2021 Autumn Dawg Daze events. Tour...

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UW Food Systems Walking Tour

Join the UW Food Systems Walking Tour October 1

September 27, 2021

Join representatives from the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major for a guided tour of campus to explore the University of Washington’s food system, an activity sponsored by UW Nutritional Sciences Program as part of the 2021 Autumn Dawg Daze events. The tour will make stops at the Medicinal Herb Garden, outside the UW Food...

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Jessica Jones-Smith

Jessica Jones-Smith to present at Fred Hutch on children’s diet quality research

September 21, 2021

Jessica Jones-Smith, an associate professor of epidemiology and a core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program will present at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Seminar on September 22, 2021. Jones-Smith will be discussing some of her recent research investigating the association between the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and Children’s Diet Quality....

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