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

Sheena Iyengar, inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and author of The Art of Choosing, helps explain the art and science of choice, including how and why we make the choices we do.
Sheena Iyengar, inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and author of The Art of Choosing, helps explain the art and science of choice, including how and why we make the choices we do.

Sheena Iyengar, inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and author of The Art of Choosing, helps explain the art and science of choice, including how and why we make the choices we do.
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