Saturday, July 7, 2012

Must watch. Yale Rudd Center's Kelly Brownell on The Future of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Must watch.   We were lucky enough to host Kelly Brownell from Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity on July 7, 2012, for a talk about "The Future of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and the Companies Selling Them".  Not only was it an amazing and entertaining presentation, but we also had a great question and answer on how recent national trends and policies affect Colorado.  The presentation and question and answer session is embedded below and posted on CDPHE Prevention Services Division's Obesity livestream channel, where you will also find interviews with PSD leads on recent developments under Colorado's Obesity Integration Project, including for schools, child care facilities, built environments and more.


  1. I'm a health nut and live a healthy lifestyle. When I give my diet, health, and lifestyle presentations, I am a role model for my audience - as I should be.

    While Dr. Brownell is a learned man, I find it very difficult to watch his presentations. If he is going to hold the junk food industry accountable for all their horrific foods, I believe it's fair to hold him accountable.

    He seems to get a pass from everyone in the public health arena.

  2. Dear Colleague Brownell,

    I am very sorry: as obese obesity scientist, you are simply NOT credible!
    It is even contra productive! People will not share the view, that the Big Food companies are responsible for the increasing obesity rate!

    Dr.Leoluca Criscione, Switzerland!

  3. I agree. I found it difficult to hear what he was saying, I was so busy judging him.

    C'mon people. Maybe he has a medical reason for being overweight. Maybe sugar is addictive. Thankfully, scientific method does not depend on the tie the guy is wearing (did you see that orange tie?). I thought it was an excellent presentation.