Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health

Food Security/Access

May 1, 2024

UW Food Pantry: A Social Media Initiative for Food Security Awareness

Students worked with the UW Food Pantry to create social media content that amplified the organization’s online presence and informed audiences about the impacts of food insecurity on college campuses. The team built upon the Pantry’s pre-existing strategies to generate informative Instagram posts, reels, and stories containing educational information on food insecurity; how the Pantry…

December 19, 2023

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

Food Security & Sovereignty in Alaska Native Communities

Conducted a literature review exploring papers that document food security and health in Alaska Native communities as well as how agriculture grants and programs do or don’t align with Alaska Native needs and goals around food security. Findings from literature review supported ongoing work to a report on Food Security and Sovereignty in Alaska Native…

October 10, 2023

Assessing SNAP-Ed Materials Through Equity and Empowerment Rubric

SNAP-Ed (the educational arm of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) produces programming and educational materials to assist SNAP-Ed implementation agencies in presenting nutrition and lifestyle information in accessible formats to SNAP-eligible participants. The curricula used historically has revolved around modifying individual behavior and providing a narrow vision of a healthy diet. Efforts have been made…

August 18, 2023

Trauma-Informed Nutrition: A Critical Resource for Houseless Youth

Utilizing a trauma-informed, harm-reduction approach to nutrition delivery, Teen Feed’s meal program is committed to providing nightly meals that create safety and trust through consistency and reliability and honor autonomy and personal preference by offering the ability to choose foods based on clients’ nutritional needs and philosophy. This project’s two-page white paper is aimed at…

August 14, 2023

Teen Feed Volunteer Outreach and Fundraising

Given Teen Feed’s status as a small, community-based organization, their greatest potential for volunteer and fundraising growth is in reaching out to their neighbors in the community they serve. This brochure targets middle- and high-school-age student organizations with peer-to-peer volunteer opportunities and grassroots fundraising ideas. It also includes the organization’s wish list and an ask…

Policies to End Hunger in Washington State: Campaign Development for the Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition 2023 Legislative Priorities

The 2023 Washington state legislative session coincided with a landscape of unprecedently high rates of food insecurity and hunger that were anticipated to climb significantly given the complex impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and food supply chain. Ending hunger and improving food access in Washington requires a concerted effort among anti-hunger and…

July 31, 2023

Teen Feed Balanced Meal Checklist

A simple document to help Teen Feed volunteer teams create balanced meals for their patrons based on the Healthy Eating Research (HER) nutrition guidelines. Community Partner: Teen Feed This project was completed as part of NUTR 596: Nutrition Practice Capstone.

June 29, 2023

Teen Feed: The Hidden Value of Design in Food Presentation

Many factors influence food intake and health outcomes, especially in a population of individuals experiencing houselessness, trauma, and food-insecurity. This handout for Teen Feed volunteers outlines how a focus on food presentation may show clients that they are valued and worthy, perhaps helping to build trust in the organization and facilitate relationship building. Community Partner:…

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