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Sharon Feucht – 2018 Washington State Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

April 30, 2018

At their annual conference, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) honored Sharon Feucht, MA, RDN, CD with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2018. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by WSAND and highlights notable leadership, ability, and service. Ms. Feucht has been with the Nutrition section of...

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Will Calorie Counts on Menu Items Do More Harm Than Good?

April 18, 2018 | The Washington Post

The Post reports on the Food and Drug Administration’s plans to enforce national menu labeling laws around calorie counts starting in May.  Clinical Instructor and Clinical Dietitian Judy Simon weighs in on the potential  impact of calorie listings on different kinds of people, including those with eating disorders.

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Nutrition Affects Cancer Risk

April 17, 2018 | Monterey Herald

Registered dietitian nutritionist Barbara Quinn reflects on the impact of nutrition on cancer risk.  Quinn quotes Nutritional Sciences Program core faculty member Johanna Lampe who shares her expertise from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on how beneficial microbes in our gut may help fight off the development of colon cancer.

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Not All Veggies Are Created Equal. Some Are Superstars.

March 16, 2018 | UW Medicine

Nutritional Sciences Program Director and creator of the Affordable Nutrition Index Adam Drewnowski answers questions on vegetable nutrition, affordability, and strategies for improving intake. This article also has a link to a related video of the interview.

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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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Speaking Event – The Nutrition Transition: How Food Choices Are Made

March 9, 2018

Nutritional Sciences Program 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 Summary:...

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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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ASPPH Highlights Collaborative on Obesity Research and Action (CORA)

January 21, 2018

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...

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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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