April 5, 2016
Culture of Health
We need to ensure that all children get a healthy start to life and can reach kindergarten at a healthy weight. The nation is already making progress to promote healthy eating, encourage physical activity, and provide access to mental health care.
March 1, 2016
This RWJF Health Policy Snapshot explores how schools can enact policies to help students develop healthy habits early in life.
Explore research highlighting the impact of America's childhood obesity epidemic, and programs working to change public policy, community settings, and industry practices to ensure all children grow up at a healthy weight.
May 11, 2016
James S. Marks, MD, MPH, executive vice president of RWJF, released a statement in support of the updated nutrition standards for child care facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program.
May 4, 2016
Culture of Health
Latino youth continue to have higher obesity rates than their African-American and white peers making leadership within Latino communities essential to building a Culture of Health.
This series highlights the latest research showing why a healthier school day is vital to building a Culture of Health, including healthier school meals and snacks and increased physical activity.
In recent years, some cities, counties, and states have started to see their childhood obesity rates go down. Places that are taking a comprehensive approach are making progress.
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program that supports research on environmental and policy strategies that have the greatest potential to improve healthy eating and weight patterns among children.
The Salud America! research network seeks to fill the gap of scientific data on causes of Latino childhood obesity and address this epidemic in U.S. Latino communities.
When we think about what it takes to live as healthy as possible, easy access to nutritious food is key. Find out how RWJF is working to make access to food and beverages that promote health a critical ingredient in everyone's well-being.