Rudd Center In The News
On any given day, one out of three American children eats fast food, and on those days, their daily caloric intake is higher than usual, according to Jennifer Harris of the University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Frequently eating extra calories, especially empty calories, can result in a poor diet and obesity.
Most toddler drinks are typically composed of powdered milk, corn syrup solids or other added caloric sweeteners, and vegetable oil, according to the study, conducted by researchers at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. They contain more sodium and less protein than whole cow's milk.
Misleading labeling on formulas and milks marketed as "toddler drinks" may confuse parents about their healthfulness or necessity, finds a new study by researchers at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut.
Labels on formulas and milks sold as “toddler drinks” can confuse parents about their healthfulness or necessity, a new study suggests. The study examines how US policies and regulations can support clear and truthful labeling of toddler drinks, given that international and US health experts and pediatricians don’t recommend them.
01/18/2018: How to Combat ‘Food Deserts’ and ‘Food Swamps’
“Food deserts” are communities — usually in low-income areas — lacking grocery stores, farmers markets, and healthy food providers. Some studies suggest that half of all low-income neighborhoods in the United States are food deserts.