News & Events

News & Events

Dr. Scott Ickes Joins the Nutritional Sciences Program Core Faculty

August 31, 2015

The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes, Assistant Professor, to our core faculty. Dr. Ickes received his PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy, with a minor in Epidemiology, from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in...

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Student Project Examines Limited Time for Lunch at School

June 23, 2015

Elementary school students in Seattle don’t get enough time to finish their lunch, according to research from our Nutritional Sciences students. Eighteen graduate students in Donna Johnson’s Public Health Nutrition Class, working with instructor Mary Podrabsky, spent winter quarter documenting the lack of lunch time at seven city schools. They found students had only 12...

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New Autumn 2015 Course: NUTR 420 Global Nutrition

April 17, 2015

There has been a changing landscape in nutrition over the past five years, with more attention on the burden of chronic undernutrition as a major impediment to development. There is an increased appreciation of the potential to prevent undernutrition and improve nutrition through multi-sectoral approaches that address not only the most immediate factors of poor...

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New Publication: “Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork”

April 9, 2015

Jamie Bachaus, NSP MPH student, and Jennifer Otten, NSP Assistant Professor, guest authored the March 2015 issue of Elevate Health, the quarterly research digest of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The issue explores the link between public health and food systems and looks at recent evidence on how the US food system...

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Accepting Applications for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT)

March 1, 2015

The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seek to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE) faculty positions with an emphasis in nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT) with an anticipated start date of fall, 2015. Review of applications will begin on April...

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Photo of NSP graduates for 2019

Students honored at program celebration

On Friday, August 23, we gathered to celebrate the work and achievements of students who will graduate in 2019 from our PhD, master’s, and Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics programs. Poster sessions were presented by candidates who completed concentrations in Medical Nutrition Therapy or Public Health, and students were also individually recognized by faculty, staff...

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Erin McDonnell, Ivory Loh, Emahlea Jackson

Cookbook aims to connect UW community

| By Lori Tiede

What food or dish best represents you?  Behind every dish lies a great story.  A new Husky cookbook project launching this month aims to showcase how our identities are shaped by food traditions and culture.  The project, being led by three graduate students in the Nutritional Sciences Program in the UW School of Public Health...

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Jennifer Otten joins national food waste committee

Jennifer Otten, an associate professor in environmental and occupational health sciences and a core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program in the UW School of Public Health has joined a new committee formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), which will conduct a systematic review of consumer food waste and...

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Jeani Hunt-Gibbon named Outstanding Student in Women’s Health

Jeani Hunt-Gibbon, a graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program has been named Outstanding Student in Women’s Health for 2019 by Women’s Health, a Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The recognition honors Hunt-Gibbon’s work in producing a lecture on nutrition and fertility for her MS Capstone project.  She...

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