Rudd Center webinar explores how to use strategic science to influence public policy

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity recently held a webinar demonstrating how to use strategic science to affect policy outcomes that promote healthy behaviors. The webinar, “Case studies in strategic science to inform public policy,” outlines the steps to effectively conduct research and disseminate findings to enact change. The webinar also showcases three case studies that demonstrate these steps: (1) Reducing marketing of sugary cereals to children; (2) advocating for and evaluating a state competitive foods law; (3) advocating for sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. Continue reading

How much sugar is in sugar-sweetened children’s cereal?

A new video, “How Sweet It Is!,” from the Rudd Center shows just how much added sugar there is in many sugar-sweetened children’s cereals. Research conducted by the Rudd Center shows that children will eat low-sugar cereals, and even when allowed to add sugar to the cereal, tend to add much less sugar than a sugar-sweetened children’s cereal contains. Continue reading