Nutritional Sciences Program

Nutrition Policy

July 7, 2022

Data Science Intern at Cedar Street Capital LLC

Analyzed data, designed menus, evaluated products, and solved problems together with nutritionists and economists related to real-world circumstances and challenges.  This included designing and evaluating solutions.

January 5, 2022

SNAP Policy Changes During COVID-19

Policy makers made several changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to mitigate rising food insecurity related to economic and social challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief outlines the various policy changes as well as their timeline and impact, and also highlights specific racial inequities and disparities related to food insecurity and SNAP…

College Students’ Perception of SNAP and Strategies to Increase Participation

This project was completed as part of NUTR 596: Nutrition Practice Capstone.

Federal Emergency Food Responses to COVID-19

The public health emergency of COVID-19 increased hunger (1). From 2019 to 2020 household food insecurity rose from 10.5% to 11.8% adding an additional three million people. Food insecurity was experienced to a greater extent among families with children (from 13.6% – 14.8%) and ethnic and racial disparities with Black households reporting food insecurity of…

November 11, 2021

Impacts of the Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax on Perceived Healthfulness of Sweetened Beverages

This study analyzes pre-tax and post-tax survey data collected from Seattle and comparison area residents to compare differences in the perceived healthfulness of sweetened beverage consumption and drink types over time and across income groups.

September 2, 2020

Association of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Dietary Quality Among Children in the U.S. National School Lunch Program

A Local Policy Process for Promoting Healthy Food Access with the King County Board of Health

November 14, 2019

Challenges and Opportunities of School Meal Programs in Five South King County School Districts

This project assists Public Health – Seattle & King County in their work towards developing a school food program that grows the local food economy while reducing hunger among youth in King County school districts. This project was completed as part of NUTR 596: Nutrition Practice Capstone.

October 31, 2019

Developing Nutrition Guidelines for Outpatient Adults on Oral Ketogenic Diets at Harborview Medical Center

October 28, 2019

Creating Policy Briefs for Infant & Child Nutrition & Physical Activity: A Case Study for Dietitians’ Participation in Policy

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