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November 25, 2020

Nearly one-third of Washington households not getting enough food since start of pandemic: study

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Findings from a study conducted by a research team from UW, WSU, and Tacoma Community College studied how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted economic and food security in Washington State are highlighted in this story from the Seattle P-I.


October 8, 2020

Research Shows the Importance and Paradox of Early Childhood Care and Education

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This story highlights research by Jennifer Otten that highlights the deep crisis ECCE providers and teachers face and how low wages force many to the brink of poverty. Many lack access to health insurance or paid sick or family leave.


October 7, 2020

UW and WSU collaborate to advance food systems education in Washington

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The University of Washington and Washington State University are embarking together on a project to strengthen and transform food systems education in Washington State. The two institutions have been jointly awarded a Higher Education Challenge planning grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)….


September 24, 2020

Food insecurity highest among low-income groups and persons of color

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Food insecurity has spiked post Covid-19, affecting an estimated 30% of households in WA State and bringing many pre-existing social inequities to light. Highest rates were observed among households below the poverty line (58%), with some college education or less (44%), and for persons of color (42%).  Households with children were also affected. Of the…


September 15, 2020

Food insecurity rates have more than doubled since start of COVID-19 pandemic

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Since the onset of the pandemic, food insecurity rates have more than doubled in WA state, according to UW Nutritional Sciences and Center for Public Health Nutrition Center researchers who comment on the recently compiled the results from their first round of a statewide survey. 


September 4, 2020

Marie Spiker

Marie Spiker

What would it look like for us to equitably nourish a growing global population? More importantly, how do we get there – which inputs have more leverage within complex systems, and what evidence do decision-makers need in order to support public health? Dr. Marie Spiker approaches public health nutrition research through a food systems lens…


August 28, 2020

Changes to food system needed to reduce consumer food waste, new report says

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Jennifer Otten, associate professor in the UW Nutritional Sciences Program co-authored this new report which identifies recommendations for reducing consumer food waste at a national level.


August 19, 2020

Food label fight splits EU

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Adam Drewnowski comments on new food labeling proposed as a component of the ambitious European Green Deal.


Collaborating for health equity

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Nutritional Sciences core faculty members Jennifer Otten, Adam Drewnwoski, Sarah Collier, and Yona Sipos awarded population health equity research grants by the UW Population Health Initiative.


August 18, 2020

School awarded six COVID-19 population health equity grants

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Nutritional Sciences Program faculty Jennifer Otten, Adam Drewnowksi, Sarah Collier, Yona Sipos among researchers involved in new UW Population Health Initiative COVID-19 healthy equity research projects. Read more about the studies in this story by UW School of Public Health.



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