News & Events


King County small and mid-sized farms could benefit with direct marketing support, according to report

May 16, 2019

King County farmers who sell direct to consumers, restaurants, and institutions could benefit by receiving support for direct marketing resources, according to a new report last week by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN). The study was sponsored by King Conservation District (KCD), a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington...

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Position opening for assistant professor in Food Systems

May 15, 2019

The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one full-time (100% FTE) faculty position at the rank of assistant professor without tenure (WOT) with an anticipated start date of October 2019 or later by negotiation. This position will be a member of the core...

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Undergrad Profiles

Sarah Forrest awarded 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellowship

May 8, 2019

Sarah Forrest, a Public Health—Global Health Major and Nutrition Minor, has been awarded a 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellowship.  The Fellowship funds an eight-month solo trip for Forrest which must include travel to at least two regions and six countries around the world. Through this fellowship, Forrest hopes to travel to Brazil, Peru, Chile, India, Thailand,...

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Why is our Bread so White poster

Why is our bread so white? Dr. Stephen Jones to speak on wheat breeding May 29

April 30, 2019

Attend a special lecture May 29 featuring Dr. Stephen S. Jones, a plant geneticist and professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University. Dr. Jones will present: “Why is our bread so white? Wheat breeding, white flour and community”. This special lecture will be presented to students in NUTR 241,...

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Position opening for full time lecturer

March 6, 2019

The Nutritional Sciences Program invites applications for one full-time position at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer (non-tenure track, 12-month renewable appointment) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The successful applicant will be appointed to the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and the rank will be...

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Spot urine sodium-to-potassium ratio predicts stroke risk

February 20, 2019

In an analysis of data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), UW researchers found that individuals with a urinary sodium-to-potassium ratio greater than 1 was associated with a significant 47% increased risk of stroke.  A urine sodium-to-potassium ratio less than 1 may be related to a clinically relevant reduction in stroke risk and is...

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Alumni, faculty, community partners to gather to celebrate new major

January 15, 2019

Invited guests including Nutritional Sciences alumni, faculty and community partners will gather January 24 to help celebrate the program’s new major in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health. The event will be co-hosted by the Nutritional Sciences Program and June Bartell (BS ’79) and Kathy Kingen (BS ’79). The event offers an opportunity for guests to...

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Marian Neuhouser

Nutritional Sciences faculty member listed among world’s most highly cited researchers for 2018

January 10, 2019

Dr. Marian Neuhouser, a core faculty member in the UW Nutritional Sciences Program has been recognized among the world’s most highly cited researchers for 2018.  Clarivate Analytics published their Highly Cited Researchers list which lists Neuhouser in the Social Sciences, general category. Researchers were selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple...

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WIN 2019 Seminar: Aquatic Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health

December 11, 2018

The theme for our WIN 2019 seminar is Aquatic Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health. Food production can occur on land or under water. Aquatic food systems comprise fresh and saltwater resources, include wild and farmed aquatic organisms, and encompass outdoor and indoor systems, such as hydroponics and aquaponics. There is growing demand for knowledge about...

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Cultivating Sustainable Food Systems to Improve Nutrition, Health, and Equity

August 8, 2018

The theme for our AUT 2018 seminar is Cultivating Sustainable Food Systems to Improve Nutrition, Health, and Equity. Food systems contribute to and are affected by the major unsustainability crises of our time, both in the U.S. and globally. These challenges include malnutrition and food-related diseases; labor and immigration; international trade; poverty and inequality; and...

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