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MPH Practicum Posters

The MPH practicum experience provides an opportunity to link academic training to core functions in public health practice. Students will develop skills and competencies not available through academic instruction alone. Students work on a specific project in an area that interests them and summarize their work in a final report and project evaluation. Students in the dietetics program work full time for one quarter (7-10 weeks), while non-dietetic students are able to work part time over a longer period of time during the school year. All practicum experiences require a total of 240-320 hours. How to arrange a practicum.

2013 Posters

How foods affect blood sugar: A guide for Vietnamese patients with diabetes and their providers - Elizabeth Aong, 2013How foods affect blood sugar: A guide for Vietnamese patients with diabetes and their providers - Elizabeth Aong, 2013
An environmental assessment of childhood obesity on the Quinault Indian Reservation - Kimberly McLaury, 2013An environmental assessment of childhood obesity on the Quinault Indian Reservation - Kimberly McLaury, 2013
Contextual data report - Sepideh Dibay Moghadam, 2013Contextual data report - Sepideh Dibay Moghadam, 2013
The Washington State Community Feeding Team Survey - Zhongyuan Liu, 2013The Washington State Community Feeding Team Survey - Zhongyuan Liu, 2013
Evaluation of the Food For Fertility Program - Carrie Dennett, 2013Evaluation of the Food For Fertility Program - Carrie Dennett, 2013
Assuring frozen meal satisfaction of Meals on Wheels clients - Marina Mednik-Vaksman, 2013Assuring frozen meal satisfaction of Meals on Wheels clients - Marina Mednik-Vaksman, 2013
Improving meal quality and nutrition education in Seattle Parks and Recreation teen programs - Elisabet Eppes, 2013Improving meal quality and nutrition education in Seattle Parks and Recreation teen programs - Elisabet Eppes, 2013
Developing a social media program to accompany a classroom-based nutrition education intervention - Diana Reid, 2013Developing a social media program to accompany a classroom-based nutrition education intervention - Diana Reid, 2013
Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in a hospital cafeteria - Krista Ulatowski, 2013Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in a hospital cafeteria - Krista Ulatowski, 2013
Worksite wellness marketing materials and best practices - Shelly Najjar, 2013Worksite wellness marketing materials and best practices - Shelly Najjar, 2013

 

2012 Posters

An action guide for institutional and environmental change related to sugar-sweetened beverages - Bridget Igoe, 2012 An action guide for institutional and environmental change related to sugar-sweetened beverages - Bridget Igoe, 2012
Farm to School Tool Development: Guidance for farm direct purchasing and kitchen produce handling in a large district central kitchen foodservice model ANGELA TAM, MPHc - 2012 Farm to School Tool Development: Guidance for farm direct purchasing and kitchen produce handling in a large district central kitchen foodservice model ANGELA TAM, MPHc - 2012
Creating Nourishing Food Systems: A Policy Resource Guide for Local Governments in Washington State Katie Potestio, MPH - 2012 Creating Nourishing Food Systems: A Policy Resource Guide for Local Governments in Washington State Katie Potestio, MPH - 2012
The Art & Science of Message Communication: The Development of a Nutrition Education Lesson - Juli Louttit - 2012 The Art & Science of Message Communication: The Development of a Nutrition Education Lesson - Juli Louttit - 2012
Meals on Wheels Meal Reduction Strategy Prioritizes Seniors at Greatest Nutritional Risk - Lola Stronach - 2012 Meals on Wheels Meal Reduction Strategy Prioritizes Seniors at Greatest Nutritional Risk - Lola Stronach - 2012
The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program in King County: A Qualitative Evaluation - Emily Faerber, MPH candidate - 2012 The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program in King County: A Qualitative Evaluation - Emily Faerber, MPH candidate - 2012

2011 Posters

Upgrading Access to Nutrition Education Materials for the Child Nutrition Program - Kara Breymeyer, 2011 Upgrading Access to Nutrition Education Materials for the Child Nutrition Program - Kara Breymeyer, 2011
Disaster Preparedness for Children with Special Nutrition Needs - Russell Owen, 2011 Disaster Preparedness for Children with Special Nutrition Needs - Russell Owen, 2011
Hematological Testing Rates at Public Health Seattle - Yvette Fierce, 2011 Hematological Testing Rates at Public Health Seattle - Yvette Fierce, 2011
Adding a Sodium-Reduction Component to the Energize Your Meetings Program - Jenni Ross, 2011 Adding a Sodium-Reduction Component to the Energize Your Meetings Program - Jenni Ross, 2011
Teaching Traditional Diet and Environmental Justice to Urban Youth Participating in the Native Youth Enrichment Program's Digital Storytelling Workshop - Dara Carlson, 2011 Teaching Traditional Diet and Environmental Justice to Urban Youth Participating in the Native Youth Enrichment Program's Digital Storytelling Workshop - Dara Carlson, 2011

MPH Fieldwork Projects

Fieldwork placements generally take place over the course of an academic quarter. Students are expected to spend at least 40 hours (1 credit hour) in activities related to the placement. MPH students not in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) will complete two fieldwork placements and one practicum project. MPH GCPD students will complete one fieldwork placement and will meet the other fieldwork and practicum requirements during the Practice Experience of the GCPD. How to arrange a fieldwork project.

Past Projects

  • The top five voluntary measures that PHSKC could encourage the restaurant industry to implement regarding kid's meals, Doris Chung, 2013, Public Health Seattle King County
  • Recipe development of the Hearthstone, a continued care retirement community; Cara Davis, 2013, Hearthstone Retirement Center
  • Franklin High School Basketball's Guide to Nutrition and Fitness, Isabel Kanholm, 2013, Franklin High School, Seattle, WA
  • School wellness policy surveillance - King County, Alexandra Kaufman, 2013, Public Health Seattle King County
  • NYC large soda ban policy - Overview and recommendations for PHSKC, Maia Kurnik, 2013, Public Health Seattle King County
  • Process evaluation report: City of Seattle implementation of King County healthy vending guidelines, Jonae Perez, 2013, Public Health Seattle King County
  • North Helpline Food Bank cooking demonstrations, Elizabeth Aong, 2012, North Helpline Food Bank (Lake City, WA)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrom (PCOS): Development of a patient education brochure for University of Washington Medical Center, Carrie Dennett, 2012, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Evaluation of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program in Skagit County, Emily Faeber, 2012, WIC Skagit County
  • Development of Abstractor Training Materials for the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Mya Kwon, 2012, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a While Foods Curriculum Designed for School Food Service Staff, Kimberly McLaury, 2012, Public Health Seattle King County
  • Designing an allergy-free food package for the Emergency Feeding Backpack Program, Zhongyuan Liu, 2012, Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
  • Planning EBT Farmers Market Bonus Program, Krista Ulatowski, 2012, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
  • Curriculum development for community kitchens, Elisabet Eppes, 2012, Seattle Tilth
  • Identifying child care obesity prevention practices and policies, Shelly Najjar, 2012, Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN)
  • Assessing the feasibility of beginning a WIC breastfeeding drop-in support group, Juli Louttit, 2012, Skagit County Community Action Agency
  • Development of a nutrition education resource board at the food bank, Diana Reid, 2012, Hunger Intervention Program
  • Appraising the needs of Somali food bank clients, Sarah Shimer, 2012, Solid Ground
  • Developing resources for East African food bank clients, Elisabet Eppes, 2012, Solid Ground
  • Healthy shopping visual grocery store tour for refugees, Sepideh Dibay Moghadam, 2012, International Rescue Committee
  • Designing a poster on food preferences for cultural groups in the Puget Sound Region & Designing a handout listing food drive donation guidelines, Richard Lau, 2012, Food Lifeline
  • Evaluation of feeding and nutrition services for children with special health care needs, Angela Tam, 2011, UW CHDD
  • Designing culturally appropriate diabetic menus, Richard Lau, 2011, UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic
  • Piloting emergency feeding backpack program for elementary students, Dara Kimmell, 2011, Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County
  • Developing a brochure about nutrition’s impact on fertility, Lola Stronach, 2011, UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic
  • Developing a booklet on nutrition during pregnancy, Sarah Shimer, 2011, UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic
  • Assessing fruit and vegetable preferences in school aged children, Katie Potestio, 2011, Farm to School
  • Assessment of the cost of food items in the CPHN Seattle Food Basket, Casey Wilson, 2011, Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN)
  • Literature review of point of purchase consumer information for food in work and school, Cynthia Spencer, 2011, University of Washington
  • Creation of culturally appropriate, accessible and nutritious Emergency Feeding Program grocery bags, Julianne Williams, 2010, Emergency Feeding Program (EFP) of Seattle and King County
  • Supporting community kitchen’s programming, Joyce Chen & Kate Murphy, 2010, Community Kitchens Northwest
  • Revising the Asian food bag for the Emergency Feeding Program, Jennifer Ross, 2010, Emergency Feeding Services, Seattle, WA
  • Fruit and vegetable education & promotion for WIC clients at farmers markets, Kara Breymeyer, 2010, Columbia City WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Policy analysis of nutritional standards for institutional purchasing of food by state government, Russell Owen, 2010, Washington State Coalition for Childhood Obesity
  • Report for stakeholders on CDC- DNPAO funded Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Yvette Fierce, 2010, UW Center for Public Health Nutrition
  • Quality improvement assessment for inpatient and outpatient diabetes patients undergoing surgery, Casey Wilson, 2010, Harborview Medical Center
  • Physical activity toolkit for worksites, Lisa Higgins, 2009, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Energize Your Meetings: Making healthy choices easier for state employees, Anna Gabriel, 2009, Washington Department of Health
  • Recipes and fun nutrition facts for what's in season in Washington, Shauna Pirotin, 2009, Washington Farm to School Program
  • Exploring the possibility of initiating a Healthy Food in Health Care approach in Tacoma-Pierce hospitals, Elizabeth Payne, 2009, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • Assessing Somali refugee cultural and cooking practices in Seattle, Amy Hendrickson & Amanda Bulh, 2009
  • Conducting a needs assessment on the health of school-aged girls, Meghan Lyle, 2009, Girls on the Run of Puget Sound
  • Aligning YMCA’s Diabetes Lifestyle Program with WA state goals, Ophelia Woo, 2009, WA Department of Health

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