Nutritional Sciences Program


June 21, 2022

Adam Drewnowksi steps down as program director

Adam Drewnowski

Dr. Adam Drewnowski has announced he will step down from his role as director of the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program in the School of Public Health beginning July 2022. Drewnowski, who has guided the program through much transformation and growth since his arrival at UW in 1998, will continue as a core faculty…

May 27, 2022

Nutritional Sciences students recognized for 2022 leadership and service

Photo of student award recipients 2022

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences Program graduate students Kaitlin Benjamin and Joanne Lum who have been selected for 2022 program awards recognizing excellence in leadership and service.  Recipients are selected by Nutritional Sciences students, staff, and faculty members.   Kaitlin Benjamin Recipient of the 2022 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award  Kaitlin Benjamin, a graduate student in the Master…

Nutritional Sciences students honored with 2022 SPH Excellence Awards

2022 SPH Excellence Awards Recipients

Congratulations to Christina Gonzalez and Evelyn Morris, Nutritional Sciences Program students who were honored with 2022 School of Public Health (SPH) Excellence Awards, an annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced Thursday, May 26.  This year’s recipients in the Nutritional Sciences Program have demonstrated high academic achievement and have been…

May 23, 2022

Food Systems Capstone Celebration on June 2

Food Systems Capstone Celebration

The Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Undergraduate Student Advisory Council (USAC) in the Nutritional Sciences Program will host a reception June 2 in appreciation of community partners involved in the course NUTR 493 Food Systems Capstone. The Food Systems Capstone Celebration, which will be held 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Hans Rosling Center…

May 5, 2022

Multisensory dining course offered autumn 2022 explores brain and food relationship

Do you eat with your eyes? How does your brain decide what makes one food more appetizing than another?  University of Washington students interested in these questions can explore this topic in autumn 2022 by registering for NUTR 341: Exploration of Multisensory Dining. In this advanced course, offered through the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences…

May 3, 2022

New UW course explores food systems innovation

Autumn 2022 Special Topics: Food Systems Innovation NUTR 490 C

University of Washington will offer a new course in autumn 2022 which examines multi-sectoral approaches to innovation in the food system, with a focus on nutrition and health as they relate to personal and public health.  The new 3-credit course is taught by Alissa Bilfield, an assistant teaching professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and…

New UW course explores how weight stigma affects health

Autumn 2022 Special Topics: Body Weight and Size Inclusivity

University of Washington will offer a new course in autumn 2022 which will explore how the culture’s obsession with body weight affects health while exploring the evidence for size-inclusive approaches to health and well-being. The new course is taught by Cristen L. Harris, an associate teaching professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of…

April 29, 2022

UW undergraduate courses in nutrition and food systems in autumn 2022


If you are a UW student looking for an interesting elective focused on a topic related to nutrition, health, culinary arts, or food systems, check out these exciting offerings for autumn 2022. All course offerings on this list are open to any UW undergraduate student regardless of declared major with some courses prioritized for majors….

April 28, 2022

UW panel to discuss sustainability in coffee and tea industries May 18

Woman and children at tea farm

Attend a free panel discussion on May 18 which will discuss current developments in the coffee and tea industries focused on creating just and sustainable supply chains that benefit people and the environment. Brewing Sustainability in the Coffee and Tea Industries May 18, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  University of Washington Hans Rosling Center, Room 101…

April 7, 2022

Undergraduate student scholarships for 2021-22


Congratulations to the 2021-22 undergraduate scholarship recipients supported by the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Major Fund, established by dedicated alumni and friends to ensure the Food Systems major thrives in its early years. This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients were selected for their excellent academic achievement, dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, professional promise,…

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