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News & Events

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Nutritional Sciences Program changes name to Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health

February 12, 2024

The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program is now known as the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Program, effective Jan. 1, 2024.  The renaming process began before the pandemic when program faculty and stakeholders suggested that a new name could better align with the program’s mission; the scope of its current educational programs, teaching and...

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UW study abroad course explores sustainable food systems in Italy

November 29, 2023

This 24-day program is offered in early fall start 2024 and explores sustainable food systems in five regions of Italy. Interested? Attend an Information Session All sessions will be held in Raitt 229 About the Program La Dolce Vita: Exploring Italy in Search of Food, History, and the Future of Sustainable Food Systems is an...

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Preview of food systems data source visualization diagram

New paper illustrates complexity of food systems data and how to close gaps

October 11, 2023

How do we support and transform sustainable food systems while maintaining and improving the nutritional status of the population? This question has become a global public health priority for international organizations, funders, academics, and policymakers.  Because food systems data are so transdisciplinary and intersect many domains such as health, nutrition, economics, society, and environment, creating...

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Food Systems Walking Tour Dawg Daze

Opening Week events highlighting Food Systems at UW

September 25, 2023

Don’t miss the following Dawg Daze events for 2023! These events will give you an introduction to Food Systems efforts happening on campus, as well as options for studying food systems at the University of Washington. Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major Information Session In the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major we are looking...

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Michelle Averill

Michelle Averill named interim director of UW Nutritional Sciences Program

August 21, 2023

Dr. Michelle Averill has been named interim director of the University of the Nutritional Sciences Program (NSP) in the School of Public Health. Averill currently serves as an associate teaching professor in environmental and occupational health sciences at the School and has served as the associate director of the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics since...

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Celebrating UW nutritional sciences graduates completing MPH, MS, and RDN training in 2023

August 18, 2023

Congratulations to our graduate students finalizing their MPH and MS degrees, as well as to those completing their RDN training through the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) in 2023. On Friday August 18, the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program (NSP) faculty and staff gathered with the graduates and their families to celebrate and...

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Food Systems Capstone Celebration is June 1

May 25, 2023

A reception for students in the spring quarter NUTR 493 Food Systems Capstone course will be held Thursday, June 1 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health following student final presentations.  The reception celebrates the students in the course, faculty, staff, and community partners who collaborated with student...

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2023 SPH Excellence Award Recipients

Nutritional sciences students honored for excellence

May 23, 2023

Congratulations to Kayla Guzmán and Andrea Litzow, Nutritional Sciences Program students who were honored with 2023 School of Public Health (SPH) Excellence Awards, an annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced on Tuesday May 23.   This year’s recipients in the Nutritional Sciences Program have demonstrated high academic achievement and have...

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2023 Leadership and Service Award Recipients

Nutritional Sciences students recognized for leadership and service 

May 23, 2023

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences Program graduate students Jonathan Lara-Arévalo and Paola Maria Bregni Ibarra who were selected for 2023 program awards recognizing excellence in leadership and service.  Recipients are selected by Nutritional Sciences students, staff, and faculty members.    Jonathan Lara-Arévalo  Recipient of the 2023 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award   Jonathan Lara-Arévalo, a University of Washington...

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UW dietetics student Daniel Beery receives outstanding student award

May 1, 2023

Daniel Beery, a University of Washington student in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) has received the 2023 Outstanding Student in a Coordinated Program in Dietetics award, given annually by the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND).  Read the WSAND announcement (PDF). The Outstanding Student Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional...

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