The Rudd Center's mission is to promote solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy. The Center works on this mission by establishing creative connections between science and public policy, developing targeted research, encouraging frank dialogue among key constituents, and expressing a dedicated commitment to real change. The Rudd Center assesses, critiques, and strives to improve practices and policies related to nutrition and obesity so as to inform and empower the public, to promote objective, science-based approaches to policy, and to maximize the impact on public health.

These objectives are accomplished by addressing the following: