Posts Tagged ‘Rudd Center’

Weight Stigma: A Burden Around the World

July 20, 2021 — . Lazy. Unmotivated. No self-discipline. No willpower. These are just a few of the widespread stereotypes ingrained in American society about people who have a higher body weight or larger body size. Known as weight stigma, these attitudes result in many Americans being blamed, teased, bullied, mistreated, and discriminated against. There is nowhere to hide […]

Fat Shaming Is Down, But Weight Bias Persists

November 6, 2015 — A new study presented today at ObesityWeek in Los Angeles provides a bit of good news and a bit of bad news about bias against people living with the disease of obesity. Data from research with more than 70,000 U.S. adults beginning in 2013 suggests that “the public increasingly understands that obesity is more complicated than simplistic […]

Duke Public Policy: New Funding and New Dean, Kelly Brownell

May 4, 2013 — Kelly Brownell, pioneering public health expert in obesity, who founded and led the Yale Rudd Center for Food Science and Obesity since 2005, will become dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University on July 1. This week, Duke announced a $10 million gift to the Sanford School from David Rubenstein. Brownell […]

Parents Accept Responsibility, Support Action on Childhood Obesity

November 2, 2012 — November 3, 2012 — The Los Angeles Times reported on the results of what is believed to be the first-ever study of parents’ attitudes toward food marketing to children. The online study was conducted among 2,454 parents of children ages 2-17 by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University in 2009, […]

Don’t Call Me Obese

October 13, 2012 — October 13, 2012 — The heartfelt plea of a former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff writer named Tom Barnes appeared today in that paper’s"Saturday Diary" essay column. Barnes’s wish: Don’t call him "obese." Barnes, who is five foot nine inches and 215 pounds, was stunned to find at a doctor’s appointment he is classified as obese. "I […]