Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health


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 29, 2024

New book explains the connection between food and fertility

Screenshot television appearance featuring Judy Simon

Dr. Angela Thyer and Registered Dietician and Clinical Instructor Judy Simon talk about their book “Getting to Baby” on Seattle’s New Day Northwest, explaining how diet and lifestyle can affect fertility.

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…

April 1, 2024

New book ‘Getting to Baby’ offers advice for boosting fertility

Judy Simon

Judy Simon is interviewed by The Seattle Times about her a new book she co-authored that offers advice for boosting fertility through optimal nutrition, using an evidence-based, compassionate approach. Simon is a fertility expert and registered dietitian at University of Washington Medicine and a clinical instructor in the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Program. This…

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…

March 22, 2024

Adam Drewnowski named 2024 Wilbur Olin Atwater Memorial Lecturer

Adam Drewnowski

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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