Marlene Schwartz’s recent research in UConn Today article

Marlene SchwartzA new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut suggests that living in a food swamp – a neighborhood where fast food and junk food outlets outnumber healthy alternatives – is a stronger predictor of high obesity rates than living in a neighborhood with limited access to affordable, nutritious food, or food desert.  Read more of article titled, Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts

Study co- authors: Marlene Schwartz, UConn Rudd Center director and professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.