Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health


December 19, 2023

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…

October 10, 2023

Integrating ExerciseRx into Primary Health Clinics

This project outlines the strategic integration of ExerciseRx, a cutting-edge digital health platform, into primary health clinics to enhance health outcomes through personalized exercise plans. The integration plays a pivotal role – especially within underserved clinics grappling with socio-economic challenges – in helping both parties benefit from partnership and collaboration. By leveraging smartphone technology, ExerciseRx…

Exploring the Role of High School Athletic Trainers in Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and Eating Disorder Early Detection, Prevention, and Return to Play

Worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among adolescents is increasing and current research suggests that in the United States and Europe, 5.5-17.9% of young women and 0.6–2.4% of young men have experienced a DSM-5 eating disorder (ED) by early adulthood. Athletes are at greater risk of developing an eating disorder and the age of onset is…

Nutrition Interventions in Pediatric Intestinal Failure from Short Bowel Syndrome: A Case Report

Intestinal failure from short bowel syndrome is a complex condition that impairs nutrient and fluid absorption. Without appropriate monitoring and treatment, it can result in significant morbidity, organ complications, decreased quality of life, and suppressed growth. Current evidence supports early total parenteral nutrition (TPN), enteral and oral feeds to reduce long-term TPN dependence, and medical…

Personalized Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes in the Era of Continuous Glucose Monitors

Recent advancements in continuous glucose monitors have been beneficial in supporting diabetes medical nutrition therapy. These monitors provide clearer insights into post-prandial glucose response (PPGR) variability and relevant factors. Current research has shown that personalized nutrition plans are more effective in managing glycemic outcomes than generalized diets, especially when considering individual PPGR heterogeneity. Community Partners:…

August 14, 2023

Effect of Cocoa Extract Supplementation on Mental Health and Risk of Incident Late-Life Depression: A Secondary Analysis of the COSMOS Trial

A secondary analysis of the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) Trial investigating the effects of cocoa extract supplementation on subjective mental health and incident late-life depression in older adults.

June 15, 2023

Nutrition Training Outreach to RDNs in Under-Resourced WA Counties

The Washington State Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) Nutrition Network aims to improve access to evidence-based nutrition care for the organization and their families by providing free, specialized training and continuing education to registered dietitians (RDNs) in Washington. This project aimed to identify RDNs in under-resourced Washington state counties interested in participating…

August 18, 2022

Updated Protocol: Outpatient Follow-Up Chart Note Template

Going Home with a Feeding Tube: A Needs Assessment

Patient with COVID Leading to Multisystem Organ Failure Including ESRD with CRRT

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