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Another Fallout from the Great Recession: Fewer People Took Their Blood Pressure and Diabetes Medications

March 12, 2018 | STAT

STAT reports on a newly published study looking at the hidden impact of the Great Recession on people’s health — and that those impacts could have long-term consequences. Associate Professor Jessica Jones-Smith weighs in with her research experience looking at socioeconomic factors’ impact on health outcomes.

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New UW Course Fueled by Food Truck Craze

February 8, 2018 | UW School of Public Health

University of Washington students can learn about the mobile food industry as it relates to the larger food system in a new course from the UW School of Public Health called “Food Truck Rodeo.” Nutritional Sciences Program Lecturer Anne-Marie Gloster is quoted on the new course she designed (NUTR 390A).

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Washington Obesity Collaborative to Study Impact of Seattle’s Soda Tax on Health, Economics

January 17, 2018 | ASPPH

For Healthy Weight Week, the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) highlight what their members are currently doing regarding the overwhelming levels of obesity in the U.S. This includes NSP’s affiliate, the Collaborative on Obesity Research & Action (CORA) at UW. Associate Professor Jesse Jones-Smith is quoted on CORA, and the Seattle Soda Tax evaluation work.

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Seattle’s Soda Tax: Financial Incentive for Your New Year’s Resolution

January 3, 2018 | KUOW

Seattle’s new soda tax hit stores on January 1. Officials hope the tax – 1.75 pennies for every ounce of sugary drinks purchased – will help decrease obesity without hurting businesses. Scientists in Seattle will be monitoring the results. Associate Professor Jesse Jones-Smith is quoted.

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Jesse Jones-Smith Co-Leads Study of Soda-Tax Impact on Seattle Health, Economics

December 27, 2017 | Nutritional Sciences News & UW Medicine Newsroom

How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? A multi-disciplinary team, led by obesity epidemiologist Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith of the UW School of Public Health and Dr. Nadine Chan of Public Health – Seattle & King County, will assess how the new tax changes buying and drinking habits over the next four years.

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Seattle’s minimum-wage hike didn’t boost supermarket prices

September 14, 2017 | UW Medicine Newsroom

Raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $13 an hour did not affect the price of food at supermarkets, according to a new study led by the University of Washington School of Public Health. This article features the work of Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten, epidemiology doctoral student James Buszkiewicz, and their work in the Minimum Wage Study Team.

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Road Map to Achieving a Sustainable, Equitable Food System in Washington

September 11, 2017 | UW School of Public Health

Members of the Washington State Food System Roundtable, including a researcher from the University of Washington School of Public Health, address these food issues and others in a report released online this summer. Called a “prospectus,” the report presents goals and strategies to achieve a 25-year vision for the state’s food system. This article quotes round table member and Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty Assistant Professor Jennifer Otten.

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Communities Cash in on Better Health, Lower Obesity Rates

July 25, 2017 | UW School of Public Health

Research by Jesse Jones-Smith, Associate Professor and core faculty of the Nutritional Sciences Program, found that adding or expanding a tribal casino reduced the prevalence of Native American babies born large for gestational age, which is a risk factor for being overweight later in life.

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New Initiative Led by School of Public Health Researchers Expands Food Environment Research in Developing Countries

June 9, 2017 | UW School of Public Health

A new initiative by researchers at SPH is accelerating food environment research in developing countries to address food insecurity and malnutrition. Nutritional Sciences Program Director Adam Drewnowski and Acting Assistant Professor Anju Aggarwal are quoted in this article on food environment research.

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Who cares for the caretakers?

July 25, 2019 | UW Daily

Story highlights research led by Center for Public Health Nutrition

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