Last updated on: 7/14/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Kathryn Henderson, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of School and Community Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“As researchers and health professionals working with school districts and parents to support the development of healthful eating practices among children, we applaud nationwide efforts to improve school nutrition. These have included efforts to increase fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and decrease fat, saturated fat, and added sugar. One source of added sugar that is a staple in school cafeterias is flavored milk. Promoting only unflavored milk is an effective way to reduce the added sugar children consume at school.”

“Chocolate Milk in Schools: Should It Be Banned?,” www.huffingtonpost.com, Apr. 20, 2011

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of School and Community Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, 2008-present
  • Research Scientist, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, 2008-present
  • Faculty Instructor, BEAT Institute, Summer 2011
  • Clinical Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, 2003-2008
Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada)
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Queen’s University at Kingston
  • BA, University of Victoria (Canada)
Other:
  • Her research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations’ Healthy Eating Research and Active Living Research programs, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?