Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health


August 18, 2023

Celebrating UW nutritional sciences graduates completing MPH, MS, and RDN training in 2023

Congratulations to our graduate students finalizing their MPH and MS degrees, as well as to those completing their RDN training through the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) in 2023. On Friday August 18, the University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program (NSP) faculty and staff gathered with the graduates and their families to celebrate and…

May 25, 2023

Food Systems Capstone Celebration is June 1

A reception for students in the spring quarter NUTR 493 Food Systems Capstone course will be held Thursday, June 1 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health following student final presentations.  The reception celebrates the students in the course, faculty, staff, and community partners who collaborated with student…

May 24, 2023

Nutritional Sciences students recognized for leadership and service 

2023 Leadership and Service Award Recipients

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences Program graduate students Jonathan Lara-Arévalo and Paola Maria Bregni Ibarra who were selected for 2023 program awards recognizing excellence in leadership and service.  Recipients are selected by Nutritional Sciences students, staff, and faculty members.    Jonathan Lara-Arévalo  Recipient of the 2023 Carrie Cheney Student Leadership Award   Jonathan Lara-Arévalo, a University of Washington…

May 23, 2023

Nutritional sciences students honored for excellence

2023 SPH Excellence Award Recipients

Congratulations to Kayla Guzmán and Andrea Litzow, Nutritional Sciences Program students who were honored with 2023 School of Public Health (SPH) Excellence Awards, an annual recognition that spotlights exemplary faculty, staff and students. Winners were announced on Tuesday May 23.   This year’s recipients in the Nutritional Sciences Program have demonstrated high academic achievement and have…

May 1, 2023

UW dietetics student Daniel Beery receives outstanding student award

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Daniel Beery, a University of Washington student in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (GCPD) has received the 2023 Outstanding Student in a Coordinated Program in Dietetics award, given annually by the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND).  Read the WSAND announcement (PDF). The Outstanding Student Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional…

April 27, 2023

Nutritional sciences elective courses for autumn 2023

UW Nutritional Sciences Program Autumn Courses

Registration for autumn 2023 begins May 5.  If you are seeking an interesting elective focused on a topic related to nutrition, health, culinary arts, or food systems, check out these exciting offerings for autumn 2023. All course offerings on this list are open to any UW undergraduate student regardless of declared major with some courses…

April 20, 2023

Food Systems students partner with UW Farm on winter capstone projects

In winter quarter 2023, Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health students from the NUTR 493 Food Systems Capstone course helped the UW Farm take the next step in implementing its strategic planning process that was initiated in 2021.  “An overarching goal given to the students in winter was to gather thoughts, ideas, and recommendations from community…

April 1, 2023

Science Debunks a Decades-Old Myth About Drinking Milk

Illustration of milk with calcuations noted in margins

“Consuming dairy, like cow’s milk, is not culturally included in all dietary patterns,” says Michelle Averill, a nutritional sciences professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health. “So it’s an assumed acculturation recommendation to say, ‘Drink milk.’”

March 27, 2023

Food Systems scholars for 2022-23 recognized

Spotlight on 2022-23 Food Systems Scholars

Congratulations to University of Washington students who have received scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, funded from the Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Major Fund. This fund was established by dedicated alumni and friends of the Nutritional Sciences Program to support the Food Systems Major.  This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients were selected for their excellent…

Spring webinar for UW students explores career opportunities in food systems

Finding Your Future in Food Systems Webinar April 5

Save the date of April 5, 2023 to attend a webinar hosted by the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) University of Washington Student Chapter in collaboration with NAFSN, the national professional development association for people working together to promote resilient local and regional food systems in the advancement of equity and healthful food access…

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