The Nutritional Sciences Program would like to invite you to the Autumn Quarter Nutritional Sciences Weekly Seminar Series on:

Feeding Nine Billion: Climate, Nutrition, and Population Health

Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Alder Commons Auditorium, Alder Hall Room 104


Adam Drewnowski, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
Director, UW Center for Public Health Nutrition & UW Center for Obesity Research
University of Washington
About the Fall Seminar Series:

This weekly seminar series will examine climate change, food production and processing, consumption patterns, and the drivers of food choice in both rural and in urban settings. The seminar is open to all UW faculty, staff, students and to the public.

For the complete schedule, please see:


GO! Scholarships are now open

The Global Opportunities office in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity is accepting applications for the GO!, Fritz, and GO! STEMXchange scholarships for study abroad. These undergraduate awards range between $2,000 to $5,000. Students whose programs begin during winter or spring quarter 2017 should apply during the fall application cycle. The application deadline for all three of these scholarships is October 25. Students who plan to begin study abroad in the summer or fall of 2017 should wait and apply in the spring (look for announcements about the spring application cycle in winter quarter). To apply or obtain more information about scholarship eligibility requirements, please visit the Global Opportunities webpage:

The first writing workshop for these awards is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th from 6-7pm in MGH 171. The purpose of this workshop is to give students guidance as they begin writing their application essays. Students can sign up to attend the workshop through the Global Opportunities webpage as well as through starting an online application for any of these awards. More advanced writing sessions will be offered as we move closer to the deadline. If students have questions about study abroad program offerings or course credit, please encourage them to visit the UW Study Abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall (they offer drop-in advising between 10am-4pm daily) or e-mail studyabroad.

If students have questions about these scholarship programs or would like to set up a scholarship advising appointment, please have them send an email goglobal.

Seattle Tilth’s Farm to Table Preschool Program

Seattle Tilth’s Farm to Table preschool program works with low-income preschools to provide hands-on cooking and nutrition education to children, teachers/staff, and parents. Students increase reverence for their food and health by preparing and eating foods in a fun and delicious way. We’re excited to kick off the school year with an orientation for people who want to volunteer more regularly with us this year!

When: Tuesday, Oct 4th from 6-8:30pm

Where: Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N)

This interactive workshop will familiarize you with what farm-to-table events look like and what your role will be, give you tips for cooking with children, explore the messages we send about nutrition, and delve into concepts around food culture.

Note that we have limited space and will prioritize people who can commit to volunteering several times in the upcoming months. The events typically take place on weekday mornings and afternoons. Volunteers help to prepare, facilitate, and clean up kid-friendly cooking activities and present simple nutritional messages in nonjudgmental ways. We also have a few shifts available before the orientation at

Interested? Have questions? Please email sarahalper or call (206) 633-0451 ext. 138.

Vietnamese Speaker needed at Just Health Action

Job Description: Vietnamese facilitator for Immigrant fisher outreach and advocacy pilot program

For the past two years, Just Health Action and its partners have established a Vietnamese and Latino immigrant Advisory Groups (AG), representing two communities who may be eating contaminated seafood from the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site. Using a Participatory Learning & Action Model (PLA), the AG’s and interviews with community members have taught us that fishing provides them with health, cultural, spiritual connection to nature, and food security benefits. In turn, we have taught them about contaminated seafood in the Lower Duwamish and how consuming salmon is a safer option than eating resident seafood. In response, they shared ideas about outreach and alternatives to fishing the Duwamish River. Both the Vietnamese and Latino AG’s top request was to develop a community advocate peer training (promotores) program where the community can conduct their own outreach on fishing regulations and healthy fishing through a four phased approach: (1) Information: Meet with promotores to determine what they want to learn and hold ‘expert’ workshops; (2) Training: Develop curriculum and train promotores; (3) Outreach: Promotores conduct outreach in the communities; (4) Advocacy: Promotores present community needs to decision makers.

Vietnamese facilitator role and responsibilities:

ü Recruit 4-5 community advocates (promotores)

ü Attend team meetings

ü Co-plan workshops with team

ü Co-facilitate workshops

ü Assist in translating/interpreting meeting notes

ü Help develop and translate curriculum

ü "Mentor" promotores – Assist in outreach efforts or whatever their needs are

ü Assist in presenting to decision makers

ü Help prepare reports

ü Provide cultural knowledge and expertise

Skills needed:

ü Fluent in both Vietnamese and English (Oral a must, written highly desired)

ü Facilitating small groups

ü Basic understanding of environmental health concepts and environmental justice

ü An added plus – knowledge of the Duwamish Valley community health concerns

ü An added plus – has a good understanding of VN fisher culture

ü An added plus – knowledge of Spanish

Time and schedule: Approximately 150 hours between now and May 1

Hourly rate commensurate with experience: $25-40/hour

Contact: Linn Gould – or 206.324.0297

VN Job Description.pdf

Which Degree Is Right for Me? 10/26/16 Event

Are you considering a graduate degree in Health Services? We train students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?

The Department of Health Services invites you to attend “Which Degree is Right For Me?” –

What: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, & MHA programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

When: Wednesday October 26, 5:00-7:00pm

Where: UW Seattle campus,South Campus Center, Room 303

Please RSVP here by Sunday October 23 to reserve your spot!


Upcoming Workshops, Events, and Courses for Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Program has a number of upcoming programs–some geared towards community college transfer students and others for all students at UW interested in getting involved in undergraduate research. Please take a look at the opportunities below to see if any of your students might be interested!

(1) CC Transfer Students -> Undergraduate Research Info Session

(2) CC Transfer Students -> GEN ST 391K: Undergraduate Research Intensive for CC Transfer Students

(3) ALL Students -> Undergraduate Research Info Sessions, 9/20 and our Autumn Schedule

(4) ALL Students -> Space Remaining in GEN ST 391D Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry