Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity


Recent Publications

Puhl RM, Luedicke J, King KM. Public attitudes about different types of anti- bullying laws: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2014 Nov:1-15.

Grow M, Schwartz MB. Food Marketing: Serious Business. JAMA. 2014 Nov;312(18):1918-1919.

Andreyeva T, Luedicke J, Wang C. State-Level Estimates of Obesity-Attributable Costs of Absenteeism. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2014 Nov;56(11):1120-1127.

Tomiyama J, Finch LE, Incollingo Belsky AC, Buss J, Finley C, Schwartz MB, Daubenmier J. Weight Bias in 2001 versus 2013: Contradictory Attitudes Among Obesity Researchers and Health Professionals. Obesity. 2014 Oct:1-8.

Harris JL, LoDolce ME, Schwartz MB. Encouraging big food to do the right thing for children ’s health: a case study on using research to improve marketing of sugary cereals. Critical Public Health. 2014 Sept:1-14.

More Publications


Publications about Schools and Communities.

Correia DC, O'Connell, Irwin ML, Henderson KE. Pairing Vegetables with a Liked Food and Visually Appealing Presentation: Promising Strategies for Increasing Vegetable Consumption among Preschoolers. Childhood Obesity. 2014 Feb;10(1):72-76.

Radnitz C, Loeb KL, DiMatteo J, Keller, KL, Zucker N, Schwartz MB. Optimal Defaults in the Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: From Platform to Practice. Journal of Food & Nutritional Disorders. 2014 Feb;5(2):1-8.

Ickovics JR, Caroll-Scott A, Peters SM, Schwartz MB, Gilstad-Hayden K, McCaslin C. Health and Academic Achievement: Cumulative Effects of Health Assets on Standardized Test Scores Among Urban Youth in the United States. Journal of School Health. 2014 Jan;84(1):40-48.

Long MW, Luedicke J, Dorsey M, Fiore SS, Henderson KE. Impact of Connecticut legislation incentivizing elimination of unhealthy competitive foods on national school lunch program participation. American Journal of Public Health. 2013 May:1-8.

Middleton AE, Henderson KE, Schwartz MB. From policy to practice: Implementation of water policies in child care centers in Connecticut. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2013 Feb;45(2):119-125.

Handforth B, Hennick M, Schwartz MB. A qualitative study of nutrition-based initiatives at selected food banks in the Feeding America network. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013 Mar;113(3):411-415.

Pomeranz JL. The wheels on the bus go "buy buy buy": School bus advertising laws. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 Jul:e1-e6.

Andreyeva T, Luedicke J, Middleton AE, Long MW, Schwartz MB. Positive influence of the revised Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children food packages on access to healthy foods. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012 Jun;112(6):850-858.

Schwartz MB, Henderson KE, Falbe J, Novak SA, Wharton CM, Long MW, O'Connell ML, Fiore SS. Strength and comprehensiveness of district school wellness policies predict policy implementation at the school level. Journal of School Health. 2012 Jun;82(6):262-267.

O'Connell ML, Henderson KE, Luedicke J, Schwartz MB. Repeated exposure in a natural setting: A preschool intervention to increase vegetable consumption. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012 Feb:230-234.

Kenney EL, Henderson KE, Humphries D, Schwartz MB. Practice-based research to engage teachers and improve nutrition in the preschool setting. Childhood Obesity. 2011 Dec;7(6):475-479.

Falbe J, Kenney EL, Henderson KE, Schwartz MB. The Wellness Child Care Assessment Tool: A measure to assess the quality of written nutrition and physical activity policies. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011 Dec;111(12):1852-1860.

Henderson KE, Grode GM, Middleton AE, Kenney EL, Falbe J, Schwartz MB. Validity of a measure to assess the child-care nutrition and physical activity environment. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011 Sep;111:1306-1313.

Johnson-Taylor WL, Fisher R, Henderson K, Schwartz M. Attitudes of African American advocates toward childhood obesity. Ethnicity & Disease. 2011 Summer;21(3):268-273.

Brener ND, Chriqui JF, O'Toole TP, Schwartz MB, McManus T. Establishing a baseline measure of school wellness-related policies implemented in a nationally representative sample of school districts. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011 Jun;111(6):894-901.

Long MW, Henderson KE, Schwartz MB. Evaluating the impact of a Connecticut program to reduce availability of unhealthy competitive food in schools. Journal of School Health. 2010 Oct;80(10):478-486.

Brownell KD, Kersh R, Ludwig DS, Post RC, Puhl RM, Schwartz MB, Willett WC. Personal responsibility and obesity: A constructive approach to a controversial issue. Health Affairs. 2010 Mar;29(3):378-386.

Schwartz MB, Novak SA, Fiore SS. The impact of removing snacks of low nutritional value from middle schools. Health Education & Behavior. 2009 Dec;36:999-1011.

Brownell KD, Schwartz MB, Puhl RM, Henderson KE, Harris JL. The need for bold action to prevent adolescent obesity. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009 Sep;45:S8-S17.

Schwartz MB, Lund AE, Grow HM, McDonnell E, Probart C, et al. A comprehensive coding system to measure the quality of school wellness policies. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009 Jul;109(7):1256-1262.

Story M, Nanney MS, Schwartz MB. Schools and obesity prevention: Creating school environments and policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Milbank Quarterly. 2009 Mar;87(1):71-100.

Andreyeva T, Blumenthal DM, Schwartz MB, Long MW, Brownell KD. Availability and prices of foods across stores and neighborhoods: The case of New Haven, Connecticut. Health Affairs. 2008 Sep/Oct;27(5):1381-1388.

Friedman RR, Schwartz MB. Public policy to prevent childhood obesity, and the role of pediatric endocrinologists. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2008 Aug;21(8):717-725.

Wharton CM, Long M, Schwartz MB. Changing nutrition standards in schools: The emerging impact on school revenue. Journal of School Health. 2008 May;78(5):245-251.

Schwartz MB, Brownell KD. Actions necessary to prevent childhood obesity: Creating the climate for change. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2007 ;35(1):78-89.

Andreyeva T, Luedicke J, Middleton AE, Long MW, Schwartz MB. Changes in access to healthy foods after implementation of the WIC food package revisions. Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program, USDA, ERS. 2011 April:1-59.

Mello MM, Pomeranz J, Moran P. The interplay of public health law and industry self-regulation: The case of sugar-sweetened beverage sales in schools. American Journal of Public Health. 2008 Apr;98(4):595-604.