The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity
, and reducing weight stigma
. Located in New Haven, Connecticut
at Yale University
, the Rudd Center was co-founded in March 2005 by benefactor Leslie Rudd and Kelly D. Brownell
, Ph.D. According to the Center website, "The Rudd Center serves as a leader in building broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health. The Center serves as a leading research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to our understanding of the complex forces affecting how we eat, how we stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how we can change."
The mission & purpose of the Rudd Center is to reverse the global spread of obesity; to reduce weight bias; and to galvanize community members, public officials, and advocacy groups to achieve positive, lasting change.
The Rudd Center pursues these bold goals through: strategic science, interaction with key players in media, industry and government; and mobilization of grassroots efforts. The Center stands at the intersection of science and public policy to develop innovative and effective measures to combat obesity and improve global health.
These objectives are accomplished by addressing the following:
- Food & Agriculture Industry