Marlene Schwartz

Marlene Schwartz

Director of the Rudd Center for Obesity & Food Policy.


Dr. Schwartz is Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.  The mission of the Rudd Center is to promote solutions to childhood obesity, poor diet, and weight bias through research and policy.

Dr. Schwartz earned her PhD in Psychology from Yale University in 1996. Her research aims to answer the question: “How can we change local, state, and federal policies to improve access to healthy, affordable foods for all families?” To answer this, she has studied school meals and wellness policies; food insecurity; nutrition in food banks and food pantries; and food marketing to children. Dr. Schwartz has received research grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health.

She teaches in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut.

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Inteview with Marlene Schwartz

  • 20 July, 2020
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (EDT time)
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