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November 1, 2022

UW winter 2022 courses in nutrition, culinary, and food systems

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Are you looking for a winter quarter elective course? We’re offering several interesting courses in winter 2023 which focus on nutrition, health, culinary arts, and food systems.  Most course offerings on this list are open to any UW undergraduate student regardless of declared major with some courses prioritized for majors. Two courses are graduate-level courses…


October 17, 2022

UW and partners launch project examining sustainability in animal agriculture

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Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health (UW SPH), together with collaborators from the Washington State University (WSU) Food Systems program, the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, and the Washington D.C.-based Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, are embarking on a multi-year interdisciplinary effort investigating the intersection of animal agriculture, environmental sustainability,…


October 5, 2022

Introducing food system diplomacy, a method to positively influence the health of people and the planet

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By Kate Stringer When the global food system is thrown into crisis — whether that’s due to a pandemic, a war, a drought — often the first concern is economic fallout. But prioritizing the needs of commerce often comes at the expense of other interests: occupational health, environmental health, and social equity.  That’s why food…


September 15, 2022

Dawg Daze Food Systems Walking Tour

Food Systems Walking Tour Sept 30

Join representatives from the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major on a guided tour of campus to explore the University’s food system. Topics will include food resources, how the food system impacts nutrition and health outcomes, how we might increase sustainability, resilience, and equity across the food system, and tackling issues of food security, food…


August 23, 2022

Celebrating our 2022 MPH, MS, and GCPD graduates

Congratulations to our students who will complete their graduate degrees and RDN training in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) in 2022. On Friday August 19, the Nutritional Sciences Program faculty and staff gathered with the graduates and their families to celebrate and recognize their accomplishments in an in-person ceremony held on the University…


August 12, 2022

Article authored by UW professor highlights food insecurity root causes

Adam Drewnowski

This September, the White House will convene a conference on hunger, nutrition, and health.  Leading up to the conference, the White House is organizing several listening sessions across America to hear firsthand from people impacted by food insecurity and to collect ideas about how to end hunger and hunger-related diseases and disparities. Ahead of this…


August 10, 2022

Autumn FIG courses offer introduction to population health at UW

FIgs Autumn Courses List for Autumn 2022

This autumn quarter, take a FIG cluster of courses for an introduction to population health, the School of Public Health, and our undergraduate majors and minors: Environmental Health Major Food Systems, Nutrition & Health Major Health Informatics & Health Information Management Major Public Health-Global Health Major Environmental Health Minor Global Health Minor Nutrition Minor For…


August 2, 2022

Nutritional Sciences faculty promoted

Elizabeth Kirk and Anne-Marie Gloster

Congratulations to Elizabeth Kirk and Anne-Marie Gloster, core faculty members in the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program in the School of Public Health who were recently promoted to new appointments. Elizabeth Kirk Promoted to Teaching Professor Dr. Elizabeth Kirk is a teaching professor in the Department of Epidemiology and a core faculty member in…


July 26, 2022

What’s to blame for Americans’ obesity problem? Start with the system.

Rethinking Obesity American don't choose to be fat. Many live wihtin a 'system they do not control.'

“Obesity can vary by 600% depending on a person’s address,” said Dr. Adam Drewnowski who contributes to this USA Today article discussing the multifactorial issues contributing to the American obesity epidemic.


July 8, 2022

Sweetened beverage taxes produce net economic benefits for lower-income communities

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New study from University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition examines the economic equity impacts of sweetened beverage taxes in three cities: Seattle, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Jessica Jones-Smith was co-prinicipal investigator and Lina Pinero Walkinshaw was a co-author on the study.



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