Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Food Pantries Use Nutrition Information to Increase Healthy Food Orders
Food pantries are more likely to order healthier food when nutrition information is easily accessible, according to a new study by UConn's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
UConn Health Experts Serve on Governor’s Vaccine Advisory Group
As Connecticut readies for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, UConn experts are providing key assistance to state decision-makers.
Concerns About Child’s Weight Increase Risk for Family Weight Teasing
Concerns over a child's weight can lead to increased teasing by family members, according to a new study by UConn's Rudd Center.
Barriers in Food Access Contribute to Inequitable Risks of Obesity and Food Insecurity Among Food Pantry Clients
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
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
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
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
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
Experts at UConn's Rudd Center are concerned about the rapid growth in sales of "toddler milk" products that include added sugar.