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Jeani Hunt-Gibbon named Outstanding Student in Women’s Health

July 24, 2019

Jeani Hunt-Gibbon, a graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been named Outstanding Student in Women’s Health for 2019 by Women’s Health, a Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The recognition honors Hunt-Gibbon’s work in producing a lecture on nutrition and fertility for her MS Capstone project.  She...

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Ivory Loh receives Husky Seed Fund for cookbook project

July 9, 2019

Ivory Loh, a graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been awarded the 2019 Husky Seed Fund to produce a Husky Cookbook, a collection of recipes gathered from UW students, staff and faculty. The project aims to unite members across the broader UW community through food and their stories told through food. Loh’s hope...

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Getting fish to the table

June 6, 2019 | By Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

A UW study maps West Coast hot spots where surplus fish could help meet nutrition needs in vulnerable communities As a philosophy-student-turned-fishmonger, Zach Koehn often heard his customers talking about how healthy fish is—and how expensive it can be. Yet Koehn knew cheap fish were available. Some groups, including the Monterey, CA, fish company where...

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Nutritional sciences student and staff members recognized for excellence

May 16, 2019

Congratulations to Lindsay Beck, Kristin Elko, and Emahlea Jackson who were honored May 15 at the 2019 School of Public Health Excellence Awards.  Each year, the School recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievement of students, faculty and staff throughout the School of Public Health departments and programs. 2019 SPH Excellence Award Recipients for Nutritional Sciences...

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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? 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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