The Nutritional Sciences Program’s Director Adam Drewnowski will speak Thursday, March 15, at Taylor’s Toulouse University Centre on the nutrition transition. Dr. Drewnowski is the inventor of the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, which rates individual foods based on their overall nutritional value, and the Affordable Nutrition Index, which helps consumers identify affordable healthy foods. Lecture […]
Featured in this month’s Close Up, Dr. Jessica Jones-Smith is a Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member and the lead organizer for the Collaborative on Obesity Research & Action (CORA). Read about the journey that brought her here as a strategic hire, her passion for social and economic determinants of health, and the great partners […]
New UW Course Fueled by Food Truck Craze Over the last few years, more than 4,700 mobile food vendors have rolled into cities and suburbs across the country. They’re serving up everything from fresh fish tacos and pulled pork sandwiches to Korean BBQ, gluten free quinoa bowls and the always-popular fish and chips. Now, University […]
In observance of Healthy Weight Week (January 20 – 26), the Association of Schools & Programs in Public Health highlighted what their members are currently doing in regards to the overwhelming levels of obesity around us. This includes our affiliated project, the Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA) at UW. The recent soda tax study featured here is […]
Researchers from public health, social work and public policy will examine whether buying and drinking habits change. How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? University of Washington researchers have been tasked with finding out, under a four-year study funded by the City […]
The Nutritional Sciences Program’s core faculty member Michelle Averill is the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE)’s featured faculty member of the month. Dr. Averill is a lecturer, researcher, and clinical coordinator for the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She is also President Elect for the Northwest Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and […]
It’s official! The theme of our Winter 2018 Nutrition Seminar: Aligning Food Systems with Nutrition and Health The challenge of feeding nine billion people in year 2050 is not just about producing sufficient calories. It is about making sure that food systems produce sufficient nutrient-rich foods that are affordable, accessible, culturally appropriate, have low impact on […]
Mapping the Policy Landscape: Visualizing Nutrition Regulations in Early Childhood Care and Education This Fall’s issue of design magazine Arcade includes an article by NSP’s Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten in collaboration with Tad Hirsch of Northeastern University. It’s out on newsstands now, and the article itself is available as of today online. Check out their discussion […]
The UW Nutritional Sciences Program is hiring for a full-time lecturer or senior lecturer position in the areas of food systems, nutrition, and population health with a special focus in one or more of the following areas: social justice, environmental health, occupational health, culture, human and agriculture sustainability, economics, community food security, and policy. Candidates […]
Beth Ogata, MS, RD, CSP, CD recently received the Excellence in Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Individuals for this nationally-recognized award were selected by the Academy’s Honors Committee and Board of Directors and given the award on-site at the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Ms. Ogata received this award for […]
Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member and nutritional epidemiologist Dr. Marian Neuhouser was appointed head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this month.
The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health by Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come […]
At their annual conference, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) honored Anne Lund, MPH, RD, with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2017. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by WSAND and highlights notable leadership, ability, and service. Anne is the Director of our Graduate Coordinated Program in […]
The School of Public Health’s article on the new NUTR 490 seminar course, “Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping” ranked in the school’s top ten articles for 2016. The course was developed and taught in partnership with UW Housing and Food Services. Go to the article
Shelly Johnston, a Master of Public Health student in the RD Training Program, was recently featured in a School of Public Health Student Profile. Read her interview to learn about her path to the field of nutrition, why she chose UW, and her work in the MPH program.
NUTR 141 Introduction to Foods will examine how foods are used by different people and cultures to deliver nutrients and energy. Students will explore the evolution of the global food supply, food preparation techniques, food patterns, and eating habits as they relate to diets, nutrition, and personal and public health. Instructor: Anne-Marie Gloster, PhD, RD […]
The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith, Associate Professor in Health Services, to our core faculty. Dr. Jones-Smith received her PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California–San Francisco and University of California–Berkeley in 2012. She […]
The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: Catching Homelessness by UW Nursing faculty Josephine Ensign Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in […]
ASN Press Release: ASN PRESIDENT SEEKS TO UPHOLD THE IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION SCIENCE June 1, 2016—Marian L. Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on June 1. Dr. Neuhouser is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research […]
NUTR 490 B Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping will expose students to the study of coffee from multiple perspectives: historical, geographical, environmental, economic, health, social justice, chemical, and sensory. In addition to seminar lectures, students will have the opportunity to hear from voices in the field, including producers in Nicaragua, processors in Seattle, and public […]
NUTR 241 Culinary Nutrition Science will explore the scientific principles behind modern culinary techniques that transform raw foodstuffs into prepared foods that are both appealing and have nutritional value. Looking at foodstuffs as combinations of solids, liquids, and gases, students will analyze the physical and chemical forces that contribute to creating an edible and desirable […]
The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes, Assistant Professor, to our core faculty. Dr. Ickes received his PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy, with a minor in Epidemiology, from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in […]
The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in the 2015-2016 […]
Elementary school students in Seattle don’t get enough time to finish their lunch, according to research from our Nutritional Sciences students. Eighteen graduate students in Donna Johnson’s Public Health Nutrition Class, working with instructor Mary Podrabsky, spent winter quarter documenting the lack of lunch time at seven city schools. They found students had only 12 […]
Jennifer Otten, Assistant Professor and expert on food systems, is featured in April’s SPH Close Up. How much food do we throw away? About one out of every four grocery bags, says food expert Jennifer Otten. Read her interview to find out what we can do to reduce our waste.
There has been a changing landscape in nutrition over the past five years, with more attention on the burden of chronic undernutrition as a major impediment to development. There is an increased appreciation of the potential to prevent undernutrition and improve nutrition through multi-sectoral approaches that address not only the most immediate factors of poor […]
Jamie Bachaus, NSP MPH student, and Jennifer Otten, NSP Assistant Professor, guest authored the March 2015 issue of Elevate Health, the quarterly research digest of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The issue explores the link between public health and food systems and looks at recent evidence on how the US food system […]
The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seek to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE) faculty positions with an emphasis in nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT) with an anticipated start date of fall, 2015.