As obesity rates surge, researchers and policy experts with the UCONN Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity work to stem the rising tide. The center is featured in the Spring 2015 edition of UCONN Magazine. Read More
Is Fast Food Going Out of Style?
Rudd Center Director Marlene Schwartz is a guest on a WNPR radio program with host John Dankosky delving into this question. Click "Read More" to listen. Read More
Parents are still being duped into giving their kids high sugar drinks
A new Rudd Center study on parents' beliefs about sugary drinks helps explain why so many provide them to their children. The study is featured in The Washington Post. Read More
More Children Eat Fruit in School, Study Shows
After the U.S. Department of Agriculture's healthier school meal standards took effect in 2012, students ate more fruit and threw away less of their entrees and vegetables than before the changes, according to a study led by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. Read More
Can Public Policy Stop Obesity?
Rudd Center's Director of Marketing Initiatives, Jennifer Harris, recently wrote an essay about how public policy must address obesity for the January issue of Cato Unbound, a publication of the Cato Institute. Read More
The Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity
The Rudd Center is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.Read More