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

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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    Tackling the Great Challenges at TEDMED2014

    Tough health care issues call for new ways of thinking, new approaches, and a shift in values. That’s why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports TEDMED.

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    Meet the 2014 Steve Patterson Award Winners

    The Tiger Woods Foundation, Jays Care Foundation and Harlem RBI are recipients of RWJF's annual sports philanthropy award, now in its 10th year, honoring the memory of basketball star Steve Patterson.

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    Little Evidence of the ACA Increasing Part-Time Work So Far

    The Affordable Care Act mandates that employers provide adequate health care for full-time employees. Has this law really increased the number of part-time workers?

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    Watch a clever cafeteria manager and no-nonsense PE teacher join to transform John M. Sexton Elementary School into a healthy place to learn, work, and play.

    At Sexton Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Fla., one creative cafeteria manager and a no-nonsense PE teacher make every minute count. They overhaul the school lunch menu, convince kids to try new fresh fruits and vegetables, and integrate exercise and physical activity throughout the school day.

    What Could You Do in One School Day?

    Watch a clever cafeteria manager and no-nonsense PE teacher join to transform John M. Sexton Elementary School into a healthy place to learn, work, and play.

    Join the movement

    Some of us will die 20 years earlier than others who live just a few miles away because of differences in education, employment, housing, safety, community development, and access to quality health care. Building a Culture of Health means making the fruits of good health available to all of us.

    What does a Culture of Health mean to you?