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03/06/2017: Sugary drink sales drop nearly twenty percent after community campaign

Residents of one Maryland county bought fewer sugary drinks after a campaign to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages that included policy changes and public health outreach efforts, according to a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

03/03/2017: Self-Directed Stigma May Be a Key Detriment to Sustaining Weight Loss

Losing weight is a struggle for many Americans, but maintaining weight loss can be an even greater challenge. In a new study from the University of Connecticut, researchers have identified a new barrier that may make it even more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

02/08/2017: Multiple Approaches Needed to Combat Societal Weight Stigma, According to Women

Societal stigma of individuals with overweight and obesity is well established, but few remedies have been implemented to address this problem. Women with obesity who were asked their views about strategies to reduce weight stigma in our society say that interventions in the workplace, schools, and healthcare should be prioritized, according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

12/15/2016: Study Finds Increases In TV Food & Beverage Ads During Programming Widely Viewed by Youth under 18

Although time spent watching TV did not increase, children and adolescents viewed more television food and beverage advertisements in 2012 than in 2008. This increase was due primarily to an increase in the number of ads aired per hour of TV viewing, according to a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

11/02/2016: UConn Rudd Center Director Marlene Schwartz Honored For Her Influence on Children's Nutrition Policies

The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame has named Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, a 2016 Women's Wellness Honoree. Dr. Schwartz is being recognized as a researcher and advocate for food and nutrition policies that will improve children's diets and health.

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