News

News

Photo of rice

Scientists To Monitor Seattle’s Soda Tax Starting Jan. 1

December 31, 2017 | Oregon Public Broadcasting

Read article

University of Washington to Study Seattle Soda Tax

December 28, 2017 | KING5

The City of Seattle gave the University of Washington $500,000 to study the socio-economic impact of the new soda tax. Associate Professor Jesse Jones-Smith is quoted.

Read article

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.

Read article

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

December 27, 2017

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...

Read more

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.

Read article

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.

Read article

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.

Read article

2017-2018 Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health

July 13, 2017

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...

Read more

Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

June 30, 2017 | Education Week

Findings from UW research on Seattle’s minimum wage show that that low-wage workers as a whole bring in $125 less per month, even though their hourly wages had increased.

Read article

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.

Read article