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New book explains the connection between food and fertility

April 26, 2024 | King-TV

Dr. Angela Thyer and Registered Dietician and Clinical Instructor Judy Simon talk about their book “Getting to Baby” on Seattle’s New Day Northwest, explaining how diet and lifestyle can affect fertility.

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Judy Simon

New book ‘Getting to Baby’ offers advice for boosting fertility

April 1, 2024 | The Seattle Times

Judy Simon is interviewed by The Seattle Times about her a new book she co-authored that offers advice for boosting fertility through optimal nutrition, using an evidence-based, compassionate approach. Simon is a fertility expert and registered dietitian at University of Washington Medicine and a clinical instructor in the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Program. This article was authored by Carrie Dennett, alumna from the UW Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

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Science Debunks a Decades-Old Myth About Drinking Milk

April 1, 2023 | Inverse

“Consuming dairy, like cow’s milk, is not culturally included in all dietary patterns,” says Michelle Averill, a nutritional sciences professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health. “So it’s an assumed acculturation recommendation to say, ‘Drink milk.’”

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How WA food banks are handling a hunger cliff

March 8, 2023 | KUOW

The state of food insecurity in Washington state, as changes in federal law that will end $95 million a month in food assistance. Recently published new data from a UW and WSU survey highlights that food insecurity was highest in households made up of people of color, families with children, and among renters.

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Fund food insecurity response in WA — and demand national fix

March 6, 2023 | Seattle Times

Editorial featured in Seattle Times highlights legislative House bill 1784 which provides aencies charged with making sure those who are food insecure are asking the state for an emergency infusion of $28 million to help increase inventories at food banks and other agencies purchasing food and supplies, help manage storage facilities, food delivery and logistics, and maintain outreach to those who may not have access or know about such services.

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Survey shows food insecurity remains high in Washington state

March 8, 2023 | KOMO News

UW associate professor Jennifer Otten was interviewed in this video and article from KOMO News about the recent results from the WAFOOD survey the impacts on low income households, particularly those with children. How Washingtonians are copying with food and fuel costs is highlighted.

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Food insecurity remains high in Spokane and statewide, UW-WSU survey shows

March 5, 2023 | The Spokesman-Review

Dr. Marie Spiker is quoted in this article which highlights the increasing costs of groceries and cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Food Assistance Program (SNAP), and the most recent data from the WAFOOD survey conducted by UW and WSU in December 2022 – January 2023.

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The pandemic is supposed to be over. Why is Pierce County food insecurity still so high?

February 23, 2023 | The News Tribune

Story highlights WAFOOD research published in 2023 which finds almost half of responding households reported experiencing food insecurity in the past month — with the highest occurrences among BIPOC respondents, households with children and renters. Meanwhile, the overall reliance on food assistance programs and food banks remained high.

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SNAP cuts lead to warning of “hunger cliff”

February 27, 2023 | AXIOS Seattle

Story highlighting how pandemic food aid is ending nationwide, and this change in the federal law means more than half a million households in Washington will lose a total of about $95 million a month in food assistance even as food and fuel costs remain high or increase. Data cited in the article was recently published by the UW & WSU WAFOOD survey.

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People lining up at NW Harvest food bank

Food insecurity persists in WA, just as emergency benefits expire

February 28, 2023 | Seattle Times

Story provides insight into the region’s looming hunger relief problems citing new data from the UW & WSU WAFOOD survey, and the concern that pandemic-era meal assistance benefits run out this week.

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