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Congratulations Cecilia Pérez, a 2018 Husky 100!

April 12, 2018

Special congrats to Nutritional Sciences minor Cecilia Pérez, a 2018 Husky 100! The Husky 100 recognizes UW students who are making the most of their Husky Experience by actively connecting what happens in these spheres and applying what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. “As a...

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SPH News Features Culinary Nutrition Science Course

April 6, 2018

A recent SPH News story features Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member Anne-Marie Gloster and her course Culinary Nutrition Science (NUTR 241) in a multimedia format. Read about this joint effort between the Nutritional Sciences Program and UW Housing & Food Services and watch the video where nutrition minors and other students share their immersive...

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Speaking Event – The Nutrition Transition: How Food Choices Are Made

March 9, 2018

Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski will speak Thursday, March 15, at Taylor’s Toulouse University Centre on the nutrition transition. Dr. Drewnowski is the inventor of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, which rates individual foods based on their overall nutritional value, and the Affordable Nutrition Index, which helps consumers identify affordable healthy foods. Lecture Summary:...

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Close Up: Dr. Jessica Jones-Smith

February 28, 2018

Featured in this month’s Close Up, Dr. Jessica Jones-Smith is a Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member and the lead organizer for the Collaborative on Obesity Research & Action (CORA). Read the article (SPH News) > Read about the journey that brought her here as a strategic hire, her passion for social and economic determinants...

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Food Truck Rodeo: New UW Course Featured in News

February 8, 2018

New UW Course Fueled by Food Truck Craze Over the last few years, more than 4,700 mobile food vendors have rolled into cities and suburbs across the country. They’re serving up everything from fresh fish tacos and pulled pork sandwiches to Korean BBQ, gluten free quinoa bowls and the always-popular fish and chips. Now, University...

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ASPPH Highlights Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA)

January 21, 2018

In observance of Healthy Weight Week (January 20 – 26), the Association of Schools & Programs in Public Health highlighted what their members are currently doing in regards to the overwhelming levels of obesity around us. This includes our affiliated project, the Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA) at UW. The recent soda tax study featured here is...

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Jesse Jones-Smith Co-Leads Study of Soda-Tax Impact on Seattle Health, Economics

December 27, 2017

Researchers from public health, social work and public policy will examine whether buying and drinking habits change. How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? University of Washington researchers have been tasked with finding out, under a four-year study funded by the City...

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IPE December Featured Faculty Member: Michelle Averill

December 14, 2017 | Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice

The Nutritional Sciences Program’s core faculty member Michelle Averill is the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE)’s featured faculty member of the month. Dr. Averill is a lecturer, researcher, and clinical coordinator for the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She is also President Elect for the Northwest Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and...

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Aligning Food Systems with Nutrition and Health

November 30, 2017

It’s official! The theme of our Winter 2018 Nutrition Seminar: Aligning Food Systems with Nutrition and Health The challenge of feeding nine billion people in year 2050 is not just about producing sufficient calories. It is about making sure that food systems produce sufficient nutrient-rich foods that are affordable, accessible, culturally appropriate, have low impact on...

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NSP Faculty Leads Child Care Policy Mapping Effort

November 14, 2017

Mapping the Policy Landscape: Visualizing Nutrition Regulations in Early Childhood Care and Education This Fall’s issue of design magazine Arcade includes an article by NSP’s Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten in collaboration with Tad Hirsch of Northeastern University. It’s out on newsstands now, and the article itself is available as of today online. Check out their discussion...

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