October 4, 2013
Philanthropedia, a division of Guidestar, the non-profit ranking site, has released its 2013 rankings for childhood nutrition and health non-profits.
The rankings are based on interviews with 97 experts in the field of childhood nutrition and health, including non-profit senior staff and executive directors, researchers, journalists and policy makers. Of 150 organizations reviewed, the experts identified the Rudd Center as the # 4 highest-performing childhood nutrition and health non-profit.
"We are honored to be listed among the leading organizations in the country addressing childhood obesity," said Rudd Center Director, Marlene Schwartz Ph.D. "When we created the Rudd Center eight years ago, we envisioned a new model for a university–based research center. Traditional researchers publish their findings and move on to the next study. We publish our findings and then move on to get our research into the hands of advocates and policymakers. This connection between research and advocacy is what fuels the passion and drive of the faculty and staff who work at the Rudd Center." She said.
The reviewing experts recognized the Rudd Center for its focus on a wide range of issues, its strong leadership, the quality and volume of its academic output, and the resources the Center provides to researchers, policy makers and individuals for improving health in multiple sectors.