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Split screen of two portraits - student recipients of 2024 SPH Excellence awards

Students honored with 2024 School of Public Health Excellence Awards

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to Carlos Morales and Kang Ho, students in the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health (FSNH) Program who were honored at the 2024 School of Public Health Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards are given annually, spotlighting exemplary faculty, staff and students working in the School. Winners were publicly recognized and celebrated at an event held...

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Winter capstone projects focus on addressing food security at UW

May 13, 2024

In winter quarter 2024, University of Washington students studying Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health focused on capstone projects that aimed to better understand and address the critical needs facing college students with food insecurity, with a primary focus on the UW Seattle campus.

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UW Undergraduate Research Symposium May 17, 2024

Food Systems majors to present at UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 13, 2024

The 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Washington will take place on the UW Seattle campus on Friday, May 17, 2024.  Three undergraduate seniors who are majoring in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health will present poster sessions at the upcoming UW Undergraduate Symposium. This event is organized by the Office of Undergraduate...

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Economics of Food Systems, autumn 2024 course, UW, Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health

Economics of Food Systems offered as new course for autumn 2024

April 30, 2024

How is our food system shaped by the choices of consumers, retailers, farmers, and fish harvesters?   If you’re interested in food and food policy, NUTR 490/FISH 497B Special Topics: Economics of Food Systems is a new undergraduate course offered in autumn 2024 by the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, in conjunction...

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Student-led hydroponics farm cultivates food and a growing community  

April 18, 2024

An indoor hydroponic farm at University of Washington is bringing awareness to sustainable alternatives to soil-based agriculture. 

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Paola Maria Bregni Ibarra

Paola Bregni Ibarra receives 2024 outstanding dietetics student award

April 17, 2024

Congratulations to Paola Bregni Ibarra, a University of Washington student in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD), who has received the 2024 Outstanding Coordinated Program Dietetic Student Award, given by the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND).  Ibarra is a second year student at UW pursuing a Master of Science in Nutritional...

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2023-24 undergraduate scholarship recipients

March 29, 2024

Congratulations to the 2023-24 undergraduate scholarship recipients supported by the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Major Student Fund, established by dedicated alumni and friends to ensure the Food Systems major thrives in its early years. This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients were selected for their excellent academic achievement, dedication to community service and extracurricular activities, professional...

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Adam Drewnowski

Adam Drewnowski named 2024 Wilbur Olin Atwater Memorial Lecturer

March 22, 2024

The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has named Adam Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health the 2024 Wilbur Olin Atwater Memorial Lecturer. The Wiblur Olin Atwater Memorial Lecture is a forum for a presentation on a scientific topic, trend, issue, or policy of the lecturer’s...

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UW and partners launch new project connecting sea to soil for climate resilience

March 20, 2024

With funding from the USDA, UW researchers and partners will help farmers pilot an innovative new practice and build networks to enhance regional food system resilience SEATTLE (March 20, 2024) — Washington’s farmers are on the front lines of climate change. Whether they are growing vegetables on farmland or raising shellfish on tidelands, farmers’ productivity...

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MPH-Nutrition student spotlight

Public health nutrition student practicums support city and state health initiatives

March 13, 2024

In recognition of National Nutrition Month®, we spotlight three Master of Public Health in Public Health Nutrition (MPH-Nutrition) students in the University of Washington School of Public Health who are working on local initiatives and programs in winter internships that relate to food security, food access, community health, and food sovereignty. MPH-Nutrition second year students...

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