Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Barriers in Food Access Contribute to Inequitable Risks of Obesity and Food Insecurity Among Food Pantry Clients
October 21, 2020
Food pantry clients face higher rates of both food insecurity and obesity, according to a new study.
Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress and Binge Eating During COVID-19
September 10, 2020
Young adults who have experienced weight stigma have more distress and maladaptive eating behaviors during the pandemic, regardless of their body size, researchers at UConn’s Rudd Center have found.
Rudd Center: Beverage Companies Spent More than $1 Billion in Advertising for Sugary Drinks and Energy Drinks in 2018
June 23, 2020
Beverage companies continue to disproportionately target Black and Hispanic youth with TV ads for soda, sports drinks and other sugary drinks, according to UConn’s Rudd Center.
Many LGBTQ Teens Report Bullying that Extends Beyond Their Sexual and Gender Orientations
June 15, 2020
Nearly three-quarters of LGBTQ adolescents experience at least one experience of being bullied for reasons other than their sexual or gender identities.
School Wellness Policies Key to Ensuring New York Schools Adopt Healthier Nutrition and Exercise Standards
May 7, 2020
A new study by UConn’s Rudd Center finds that school districts with strong wellness policies are more likely to have nutrition and physical activity programs in their schools.
Added Sugars in Toddler Milks and Claims About Unproven Benefits for Young Children Concern Experts
February 4, 2020
Experts at UConn’s Rudd Center are concerned about the rapid growth in sales of “toddler milk” products that include added sugar.
Weight Stigma Doesn’t Discriminate
November 5, 2019
Regardless of sexual orientation, two out of three adults enrolled in WW reported experiencing and internalizing weight stigma.
Ample Ads and Confusing Labels Drive Children’s Sweetened Drink Sales
October 16, 2019
Package claims on sweetened children’s drinks, and similarities between claims on sweetened and unsweetened drinks, can confuse parents about their nutritional content, the study says.
For Men, Weight Stigma Comes with Harmful Health Consequences
July 30, 2019
Health care providers may want to ask men about weight stigma to help identify those who may be vulnerable to depression or disordered eating behaviors, which are underdiagnosed in men, says the UConn study author.
Substance Abuse Seen Among LGBTQ Victims of Weight Bullying
June 3, 2019
Weight-based victimization among LGBTQ youth is associated with increased odds of binge drinking, alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette use, says a new UConn study.
Healthy ‘Meal Kits’ are Attractive to Food Pantry Clients
March 19, 2019
Clients were three times as likely to take kale and whole grains when they visited the pantry on days when recipe tastings and meal kits were available, compared to the days when neither was provided, according to UConn study.