Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Rudd 'Roots Parents

The Rudd Center launched a website aimed at helping parent advocates navigate through the complex issues of school food. Rudd 'Roots Parents supports the grassroots efforts of parent advocates by offering information they can use to take action. It connects parent advocates to Rudd Center research and resources and each other.

Rudd 'Roots Parents helps parent advocates understand school food regulation at the federal, state, and local levels and provides strategies on how to become a school food expert, advocate effectively, and use local and social media for change within their own district.

The site highlights areas that can have a positive impact on the school food environment, including wellness policies, national meal programs, foods sold outside national meal programs, school gardens, and school food legislation. Each area contains relevant research, local examples utilized by school districts, and tools to develop strategies and track progress.

Rudd 'Roots Parents also identifies key players in schools, school districts, and the community who are essential in building a healthy school food environment.