Rudd Center in the News
When the Doctor is Overweight
Dr. George Fielding, a pioneer of weight loss surgery in Australia, remembers how patients treated him in the late 1990s, when his weight reached 330 pounds on his six-foot frame. He would meet new patients, dressed in Armani suits and feeling on top of the world, and then be abruptly upended.
The New York, May 2013
Samoa Air Prices Tickets Based on Passengers’ Weight
Samoa Air recently announced that it will start charging people for airline tickets based on their weight. Experts question whether the policy fosters discrimination against overweight and obese individuals.
The Washington Post, April 2013
Patients Often Biased Against Fat Dctors, Too
People are less likely to trust and follow the advice of an overweight doctor, according to a Rudd Center study that suggests "weight bias" may go both ways in the doctor-patient relationship.
Reuters, April 2013
The Fat-Shaming of Kim Kardashian: Why the Rest of Us Should Care
Reality star Kim Kardashian has been criticized in tabloids for her pregnancy weight gain. “It’s ridiculous, unfortunate, and potentially harmful, that women in our society are vulnerable to public shame if their pregnant bodies don’t look thin enough,” said Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Rudd Center Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives.
NBC News, March 2013
New Haven School's Cafeteria is a Learning Experience
Six schools in New Haven, Connecticut will transform their cafeterias into learning labs with a chosen theme and health information. The makeover is part of the Health for Achievement project, a collaboration of the New Haven Public Schools, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement and the Rudd Center.
The New Haven Register, March 2013