Nutritional Sciences Program

Master of Science

June 30, 2022

Nutrition Support Assessment in Gastrointestinal Surgery Patients

This capstone project involved a review of inappropriate and improper cases of nutrition support in gastrointestinal patients at University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake. This project was completed as part of NUTR 596: Nutrition Practice Capstone.

January 5, 2022

Strategies for the Provision of Culturally Relevant Foods

This brief intends to answer the question: “What have food banks and community food programs nationally done to best address providing culturally relevant food?” Though significant efforts have been made to provide more culturally relevant food to communities in need, published and grey literature about actionable strategies to address this issue are scarce. This document…

Assessing Demographics of United Way King County DoorDash Clients vs. Low-income King County Residents

The United Way of King County (UWKC) partnership with the DoorDash delivery program seeks to fill the gaps in regional food bank services during the Covid-19 pandemic, and better serve populations facing acute and/or chronic food insecurity. The purpose of this analysis, performed as a Capstone project for the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences MS…

United Way of King County DoorDash Delivery Program: Analysis and Recommendations

In this project, students worked with the United Way of King County (UWKC) to evaluate and assess its UWKC-DoorDash Program, a food delivery service which delivers healthy meals to families and helps relieve the rising food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The UWKC-DoorDash Program also helps address some of the long-standing challenges of the…

November 11, 2021

A Qualitative Investigation of Resilience Among Small Farms in Western Washington: Experiences During the First Growing Season of COVID-19

The purpose of this study was to qualitatively assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on directly marketing small farms in western Washington State, with a focus on farmers’ experiences with resilience.

November 9, 2021

Weight Bias in Clinical Care: Assessment of an Interprofessional Session for Health Sciences Students

This study assesses the impact of an educational session on weight stigma among health profession students. The results of a pre- and post-session survey suggest a change in the level of empathy and awareness as it relates to body weight and health, and an understanding that body weight is not an appropriate indicator of health.

November 2, 2021

Kaitlin Sandberg

Kaitlin Sandberg

What influenced you to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences? I decided to pursue a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences after realizing that I wanted a career change. Before pursuing my master’s, I spent nearly a decade working for various food and beverage brands. My roles involved researching, designing, and marketing new products and…

September 3, 2021

Nutritional Concerns in Substance Use Disorders

August 19, 2021

Eating Disorders Among LGBTQ Individuals & Case Report

Disorders of Fluid Balance in a Patient with a Resected Pituitary Tumor

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