Center for Public Health Nutrition


Featured Resources

Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health

Free online course highlighting the role of maternal and child nutrition in population health.

Washington State Survey of Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care

Read about Washington's first statewide survey about nutrition and physical activity for young children in child care!

Recent Research

Evaluating Washington State's Healthy Nutrition Guidelines: Report from a Baseline Evaluation of Executive Order 13-06
A report prepared for the Washington State Department of Health, September 2014. (full text)

Impact of San Francisco’s Toy Ordinance on Restaurants and Children’s Food Purchases
A new study led by Jennifer Otten and published in July 2014 in Preventing Chronic Disease examines the impact of San Francisco's Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance, which prevented restaurants from giving away free toys or other incentives with children's meals unless nutritional criteria were met. (full text)



News & Events


Food Marketing: Using Toys to Market Children's Meals
In this issue brief for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research, Jennifer Otten of CPHN examines the evidence related to restaurant marketing practices using toys and discusses policy implications. more


Distance to Supermarket Makes No Difference To Diet Quality
What counts most is exactly where a person chooses to shop, according to lead author Anju Aggarwal, and Adam Drewnowski, of CPHN. more


CPHN Study Links Obesity to Socioeconomic Status
KUOW interview with Adam Drewnowski

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