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July 15, 2021

Esther Nguyen

Esther Ngyen

WAFOOD food security survey now open to WA residents

UW & WSU Washington State Food Security Survey

A third wave of the WAFOOD Survey is now active, and asks all Washington State residents over the age of 18 to provide information on their household food access, economic security, and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier findings gathered in June and July 2020, found that 30% of WA households were food insecure,…


June 27, 2021

For many King County families, food aid ‘not nearly enough’ as need spikes in pandemic

Photo of client at Auburn Food Bank

Food bank staff and public health officials predict it will take households several years to recover from food insecurity made worse by the economic instability of the pandemic. Ongoing research led by the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition in partnership with Washington State University and Tacoma Community College is highlighted.


May 11, 2021

Reliance on food assistance programs on the rise in Washington State

Food Insecurity and Food Assistance During COVID-19: Follow-up Survey of Wa State

Food insecurity remains high and disparities persist among Washington State households, while reliance on food assistance programs across the state have risen over the past six months, according to new data published by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition. The latest report from the WAFOOD research team compares data from two surveys,…


March 31, 2021

How farms and ranches in Washington have been impacted by COVID-19

Photo of farm workers harvesting produce wearing masks

Nearly 60% of farms and ranches in Washington State have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, and expect to make changes to adapt their businesses in 2021, according to a new report published by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition in collaboration with Washington State University and the Washington State Department…


March 23, 2021

You waste more than $1,000 of food a year. Chew on that

Marie Spiker

Marie Spiker speaks with the Los Angeles Times about global food waste and new data published in the Food Waste Index for 2021 by the UN Environment Programme which assesses that the world wastes 1 billion tons of food each year.


February 17, 2021

How the UW food pantry has adapted to rising food insecurity in the state

Sign saying Now Open UW Food Pantry

The Daily highlights how the UW Food Pantry is adapting to address food insecurity, and what UW Nutritional Sciences Program researchers involved in the WAFOOD survey have assessed thus far about state-wide food insecurity trends during the pandemic.


February 10, 2021

Michelle Obama is continuing her mission with a Netflix children’s show, ‘Waffles + Mochi’

Michelle Obama lunch program

Former first lady Michelle Obama to expand the work she started with her “Let’s Move” campaign which helps kids eat better and live healthy lives. A UW study published this year in JAMA by Nutritional Sciences Program researchers is noted. The study authors include senior study author Jessica Jones-Smith, Kelsey Kinderknecht, and Cristen Harris. The…


January 26, 2021

WAFOOD survey receives support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

UW & WSU Washington State Food Security Survey

Among the several non-profit organizations and programs receiving recent emergency funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the University of Washington Foundation has received a gift in support of the WAFOOD food insecurity survey. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has to date provided $12 million in emergency funding to provide relief to the…


January 25, 2021

Allen Family Foundation boosts COVID-19-related funding for hard-hit areas in Washington State

UW Center for Public Health Nutrition research receives gift from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, supporting the Washington State Food Security (WAFOOD) Survey, a project studying impacts of COVID-19 on food access and nutrition in Washington State.



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