Empowering Parent Advocates
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At the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, we recognize the impact of the school environment on children's health, and the power of parents to change that environment. Rudd 'Roots Parents uses Rudd Center research to support the grassroots efforts of parent advocates.
Together we can create change
Whether you're a seasoned advocate or just getting started, Rudd 'Roots provides parents with resources for building community, garnering support of key stakeholders, gathering information, and proposing policy changes for healthier schools. This is a place for asking questions, and sharing experiences. We encourage you to dive right in!
The boxes above will take you through ways to address School Food, Food Marketing in Schools, and Weight Bias & Bullying. Our Take Action! page will connect you to other advocates, and if you aren't sure where to begin, Advocacy 101 is a good place to start.