Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health

Master of Public Health

December 19, 2023

What is North Korean Food?

This project involved the creation of an infographic featuring North Korean foods that are largely unknown to the rest of the world in an effort to diversify the type of information available on North Korean culture, foods, and tradition. Due to a lack of available images and information online, a freelance artist was hired to…

How to increase plant-based meal consumption at UW: a fieldwork experience

Created a short lecture on how to increase student consumption of plant-based offerings at UW in order to help UW meet their Sustainability Action Plan goals. The lecture centers choice architecture-informed techniques to craft a food setting that nudges folks to choose climate friendly, plant-based food. It also looks at how other universities are making…

Increasing Statewide Support for Eating Disorders Among Adolescents

Partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to create a healthcare provider-facing informational handout about adolescent eating disorders to increase awareness and share resources. Detailed types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms, risk factors, potential long-term consequences, recommendations for providers, screening tools, and treatment centers. Community Partner: Washington State Department of Health, Children and…

Exploring Connections Between Markets and Health: A Collaboration with Slow Food International

Collaborated with Slow Food International to support a webinar exploring the connection between farmer’s markets and health. Synthesized findings and external research into an editorial for marketing initiatives. Community Partner: Slow Food International; Earth Markets division

WSDA 2022-2023 Farm to School Purchasing Grants’ Post-Grant Survey and Purchasing Data Analysis

Analyzed 2022-2023 Farm to School Purchasing Grants’ post-grant survey and purchasing data to produce key impact metrics. These key metrics will be used to report the impact of the 2022-2023 Farm to School Grants to policy makers, stakeholders, and public as an impact infographic that will be released at WSDA website. Community Partner: WA State…

Laying a foundation for a human centered design (HCD) hub within the Government of Tanzania to innovate nutrition solutions

Crafted workshop materials and activities for an initiative to build capacity for the use of Human-Centered Design (HCD) at the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), focusing on innovative solutions for exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding transitions, infant feeding packaging, and managing severe acute malnutrition. Community Partner: University of Washington Department of Human Centered Design &…

Assessing the Marketing Environment of Online Grocery Retail

Designed a scorecard protocol to evaluate and rank online grocery retailers based on the influence of their marketing practices on accessibility and consumer choice of nutritious foods. Community Partner: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Community Nutrition Outreach with Hunger Intervention Program

Partnered with the Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) to assist in their mission to increase food security for underserved populations in North King County. Provided nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and nutritious food to children and adults within their local community spaces. Community Partner: Hunger Intervention Program

High Impact Obesity Prevention Standards (HIOPS) in Pennsylvania

Conducted qualitative research to identify the policy-to-practice implications of HIOPS implementation into early childhood education (ECE) licensing regulations in Pennsylvania. Presented findings to Keystone Kids Go, a state level workgroup of multisectoral ECE professionals. Community Partner: Keystone Kids Go

A Taste of the Season: Creating Community Nutrition Education Materials for Seattle’s Refugee and Immigrant Seniors

In partnership with registered dietitians at Tilth Alliance, created culturally tailored nutrition education materials for an in-season vegetable (Swiss Chard) and presented the materials to refugee and immigrant seniors at community centers in Seattle, Washington. Community Partner: Tilth Alliance

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