Honors Colloquium - University of Rhode Island
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Fall 2012 Honors Colloquium

Roberta Friedman (October 23)
Creating Optimal Defaults to Prevent Obesity

BIO

Roberta Friedman, ScM, is Director of Public Policy at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. She writes and disseminates resources to educate federal, state, and local policy makers and organizations on the science supporting those food and nutrition policies that have the potential to create real change. Prior to her work at Rudd, Ms. Friedman was the Program Director at the Massachusetts Public Health Association, where she coordinated efforts to pass legislation to improve school nutrition, and worked with several New England- and state-wide coalitions to develop obesity-prevention strategies. Ms. Friedman received her ScM in Health and Social Behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

URI Presentation - Video
The video for Roberta Friedman's URI presentation on 10/23/2012

The Rudd Center official website, brochure

Roberts Friedman biography

Article, VTDigger.org
Behind the Soda Wars Is an Ample Sugar Subsidy

Article, Examiner.com
Reducing Obesity in America Calls for Tough Policies and a "Sugar Tax"

WSHU Public Radio story
Sole full-service supermarket in downtown New Haven closes

Article, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
We Need to Know What We Ingest

Article, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Public policy to prevent childhood obesity, and the role of pediatric endocrinologists

Press Release, Yale Rudd Center
Yale Rudd Center Launches Centralized Database for State and Federal Food Policy and Obesity Legislation