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February 7, 2018

Each year about 45 million Americans go on a diet, but many have no idea that they could be changing their microbiome in the process.

picture of pediatrician Molly Grow
November 15, 2017

Picky eating among toddlers is almost universal, says UW Medicine pediatrician Molly Grow.  Children play with food as a means to get more comfortable with it, she says.

September 29, 2017

If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), chances are you’ve heard of (and may even use) probiotics. But you may not have heard of probiotics' counterpart, prebiotics.

September 14, 2017

Raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $13 an hour did not affect the price of food at supermarkets, according to a new study led by the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Media contact - Brian Donohue, UW Medicine: 206.543.7856; bdonohue@uw.edu

Forty percent of food in the United States—much of it healthy and edible—goes uneaten. It ends up in landfills and produces methane emissions that are 25 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

Before Seattle increased the minimum wage, many local businesses said they planned to raise prices in order to cover higher payroll costs.

The difference between eating well and a low-quality diet in the United States is only about $1.50 per person per day, a University of Washington professor told a White House audience on Wednesday.

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