Fewer Calories on the Shelves

Major food and beverage companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from the U.S. market, and contribute to declines in caloric purchases among families.

Major food and beverage companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from the U.S. market, and contribute to declines in caloric purchases among families.

Where were the biggest cuts?
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Our own vision—to build a Culture of Health that offers everyone opportunities to make healthy choices, no matter where we live or how well off we are—cannot be realized without cooperation from the business community.

James S Marks, MD, RWJF senior vice president

Changes from 16 leading companies meant families with kids were buying fewer calories in 2012 than in 2007

Honors for 250 Healthy Schools

President Bill Clinton and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized schools for their exemplary efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

President Bill Clinton and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized schools for their exemplary efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Learn why these schools set the standard

When we feel better, not only do we do schoolwork better but we treat each other better as well.

Adult Obesity Rates Remain High

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year and did not decrease in any, according to the annual report, The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year and did not decrease in any, according to the annual report, The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.

Going forward, we must spread what works to prevent obesity to every state and region, with special focus on those communities where rates remain the highest.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, RWJF president and CEO

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    Our Next Big Chance

    Our Next Big Chance

    Our Next Big Chance

    The nation achieved historic gains in health insurance enrollment last year, but our work is not done. RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, reminds us that the upcoming open enrollment period presents an opportunity for us to build a Culture of Health together that includes affordable health insurance for all.

    Our Next Big Chance

    The nation achieved historic gains in health insurance enrollment last year, but our work is not done. RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, reminds us that the upcoming open enrollment period presents an opportunity for us to build a Culture of Health together that includes affordable health insurance for all.

    Let's Build a Culture of Health Together

    At RWJF, we believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities, valued and embraced by all of us.

    What does a Culture of Health mean to you?

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