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4/9/14: Weight discrimination: Public supports disability and civil rights legal protection
Public support for policies that prohibit weight discrimination and even provide disability and civil rights protection for obese individuals has grown in the past few years, according to a new study by researchers from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study is published online in the journal Obesity.

3/5/14: Rudd report shows that children need to be protected from unhealthy food marketing until at least age 14
Current food marketing practices present a significant public health threat for older children and teens, according to a report recently released by the Rudd Center. The report suggests that children ages 12 to 14 are highly vulnerable to influence from unhealthy food marketing, and policy solutions are needed to protect children until at least age 14.

2/7/14: Health interventions can boost health and academic achievement among students
There is a strong relationship between student health and academic achievement, according to researchers at Yale University. The study suggests that school, home, and community environments that promote student health will also lay the groundwork for higher levels of achievement. The study is published online in the January issue of the Journal of School Health.

1/21/14: Updated online tool offers estimates of revenue from taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages
A federal excise tax of a penny-per-ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages would generate over thirteen billion dollars in revenue per year, according to an estimate derived by researchers at the Rudd Center. In collaboration with researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers at the Rudd Center have updated the Center’s Revenue Calculator for Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes, an online tool which offers estimates of revenue from taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.

1/16/14: Exposure to weight stigma causes physiological stress
Exposure to weight stigma causes physiological stress in both overweight and lean women, according to a study by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study is published online in Psychosomatic Medicine.

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