Nutritional Sciences Program

Food Systems Major


July 16, 2021

Viva Farms Farm Safety and Injury Prevention Training Program

Community Partner: Viva Farms Provided clear and concise materials addressing disability and injury prevention for students and farmers.


A Growing Need for Accessible Agriculture at Viva Farms

Community Partner: Viva Farms Collaborated with Viva Farms in Woodinville, Washington to investigate the community’s need for increased accessibility on the farm site with a focus on disability and injury prevention. Through background research, as well as a questionnaire distributed to farmers and students of Viva Farms’ sustainable agriculture and business incubator programs, provided specific…


Building a Digestate Distribution Pathway in our Community

Community Partner: University District Food Bank Designed pamphlet, infographic, and comprehensive map to better distribute nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer from the University District Food Bank (UDFB) Biodigester.


Expanding Culturally Relevant Food Choice

Community Partner: University District Food Bank Partnering with the University District Food Bank to focus on providing resources for the food bank to obtain customer feedback on experience and food preferences. Food choice is a key principle of the food bank, so allows for the food bank to meet goals in providing and expanding more…


Expanding Culturally Relevant Food Choice

Community Partner: University District Food Bank In partnership with the University District Food Bank, focused on expanding culturally relevant food choice in food banks. Research methods included direct interviews with other food banks and literature reviews.


Policy, Systems & Environmental (PSE) Strategies at Food Banks: What’s been successful?

Community Partner: Solid Ground Partnered with Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social services organization based out of Seattle, Washington, to research what policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies have been successful for food banks across the country. With this research, Solid Ground can better understand the potential support they can provide food banks in the…


Policy, Systems & Environmental (PSE) Strategies at Food Banks: What’s been successful?

Community Partner: Solid Ground A Collaborative Project with Solid Ground showcased a conglomeration of national strategies through various case studies. Used Solid Ground methods to implement and make recommendations for implementing effective administrative decisions and ways to cater to the needs of clientele and stakeholders in the Seattle area.


Creative Land Tenure Options for Farmers in King County

Community Partner: SnoValley Tilth In partnership with SnoValley Tilth, researched and proposed two creative land tenure options for application to King County which would provide farmers in King County an opportunity to work with SnoValley Tilth through a five-year or more guaranteed lease and for long-term sustainability. 


Building a More Resilient & Equitable Food System in Seattle

Community Partner: City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Part of the goal of building a more resilient and equitable food system for the City of Seattle, this project identified the weaknesses and opportunities of Seattle’s current Food Action Plan to assist in improvement of food system resilience and equity for a more hopeful…


Building a More Resilient & Equitable Food System in Seattle

Community Partner: City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Partnered with the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment to give recommendations on the City’s next Food Action Plan.   Created a framework, compared food action plans of Vancouver (Canada) and Baltimore City, and analyzed Seattle’s Food Action Plan 2012 to point out its strengths and weaknesses.



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