Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health


July 17, 2024

Students recognized for 2024 leadership and service awards

Aimee Allen and Lauren Perkins

Congratulations to University of Washington Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health students Aimee Allen and Lauren Perkins who have received 2024 program awards for their excellence in leadership and service.  Aimee Allen Recipient of the 2024 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award  Aimee Allen, a student in the MS and RDN training program, is the 2024 recipient…

June 10, 2024

How food systems undergraduates are designing innovative hydroponic farming methods for urban community gardens

Undergraduate students in the UW Food Systems major visit the Rainier Community Center's urban garden in southeast Seattle as part of their spring capstone project

iUrban Teen partnered with the University of Washington School of Public Health Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health program to find an answer to this question. The answer will help with iUrban Teen’s goal of growing thousands of pounds of leafy greens and vegetables for their unhoused community neighbors and will provide a space for high school-aged youth underrepresented in STEM careers to study environmental and agricultural science.

Jennifer Otten elected president of Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society

Jennifer Otten

University of Washington faculty member Jennifer Otten has been elected the incoming president of the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society (AFHVS), a professional organization which provides an international forum to engage in the cross-disciplinary study of food, agriculture, and health, as well as an opportunity for examining the values that underlie various visions of…

May 14, 2024

Students honored with 2024 School of Public Health Excellence Awards

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

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…

May 13, 2024

Food Systems majors to present at UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

UW Undergraduate Research Symposium May 17, 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…

Winter capstone projects focus on addressing food security at UW

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.

April 30, 2024

Economics of Food Systems offered as new course for autumn 2024

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

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…

April 18, 2024

Student-led hydroponics farm cultivates food and a growing community  

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

April 17, 2024

Paola Bregni Ibarra receives 2024 outstanding dietetics student award

Paola Maria Bregni Ibarra

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…

March 29, 2024

2023-24 undergraduate scholarship recipients

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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