Nutritional Sciences Program


August 19, 2020

Collaborating for health equity

woman picking flowers

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


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.

August 12, 2020

Nutr 390 explores film genre of food documentaries

Autumn Course

If you’ve ever watched a food documentary, how can you know what is factual and based in science, or is presenting a subjective bias by the filmmaker?  The Nutritional Sciences Program will offer a NUTR 390 Food Seminar course this autumn quarter, which will help you as a viewer learn how to examine nutrition information…

August 3, 2020

Obama-era school nutrition policy led to better diets for students but faces changes

Michelle Obama with children in school cafeteria

UW Nutritional Sciences researchers Jessica Jones-Smith, Cristen Harris and Kelsey Kinderknecth conducted the first nationally representative study to assess specifically how the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – championed by former first lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by former President Barack Obama – impacted the overall nutritional quality of school meals eaten by…

June 26, 2020

Outdoor dining and drinking is allowed. But is it safe?

Diners eating outdoors at street cafe, being served by masked servers.

Nutritional Sciences lecturer Anne-Marie Gloster contributes to this comprehensive piece offering advice for dining and drinking outdoors and outside the home during the coronavirus pandemic.

June 24, 2020

Statewide survey could map how COVID-19 is affecting food security, economics

Illustrative map of Washington state

Research studying food security in WA state affected by COVID-19 is highlighted, featuring project leads Adam Drewnowski and Jennifer Otten. The study is conducted in partnership with Washington State University, Tacoma Community College, and partners in local, county and state governments.

Study asks Washington state residents to describe food security and access during pandemic, economic downturn

Knife and fork on plate

Online survey launched by Center for Public Health Nutrition gathers data on how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn have affected food access and economic security to Washington state residents.

June 16, 2020

Is It Actually Safe to Host a BBQ This Summer?

BBQ on picnic table

Anne-Marie Gloster is quoted offering expert advice on public health safety at barbecues and outdoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic this summer.

June 12, 2020

Anne-Marie Gloster recognized for communicating public health

Anne-Marie Gloster

Anne-Marie Gloster, a lecturer and core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been awarded the 2020 Communicating Public Health to the Public Award by the University of Washington School of Public Health.  Gloster shares this honor with four other faculty members in the School of Public Health this year. The annual award recognizes…

Students honored with SPH Excellence Awards

Emily Kwong and Anna Mowell

Congratulations to our two Nutritional Science Program recipients, Emily Kwong and Anna Mowell who were honored with 2020 School of Public Health Excellence Awards, and annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced June 11 by the School in a congratulatory video. This year’s Nutritional Sciences student recipients have each demonstrated…

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