Statement by UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity on the Loss of Leslie Rudd

The UConn Rudd Center is saddened to learn of the passing of Leslie Rudd, founder of The Rudd Foundation. 

“Leslie Rudd was an entrepreneur who valued innovation, determination, and challenging the status quo. His values and foundational vision for the Rudd Center remain strongly embedded as core principles of our center’s work by conducting strategic research that intersects with public policy to maximize impact,” stated Marlene B. Schwartz, Rudd Center Director and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at UConn.