RWJF News Releases
Study Predicts Tax on Calories in Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Would Reduce Consumption of Beverage Calories
June 2, 2014 | News Release
Calorie-based tax on sugar-sweetened beverages imposes less cost to consumers than volume-based ounce tax and would result in reduced consumption of calories.
May 21, 2014 | News Release
The RWJF-funded study is the first to examine how existing state laws align with USDA’s "Smart Snacks in School" guidelines.
Most Entrees at Chain Restaurants Fail to Meet Federal Nutrition Recommendations for Adults or Children
July 20, 2012 | News Release
November 9, 2011 | News Release
Study shows statewide rates for overweight and obesity among school-age children may be leveling off, but progress is uneven across counties.
July 7, 2011 | News Release
Since 1995 rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states.
August 3, 2010 | News Release
Report commissioned by Healthy Eating Research offers recommendations to increase access to healthy foods.
States Selected to Participate in $15 Million Initiative to Increase Coverage for Uninsured Children
February 16, 2009 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides funding and support to maximize enrollment in CHIP and Medicaid in eight states.
August 14, 2008 | News Release
Uninsured children are three times more likely not to visit the doctor.
February 3, 2009 | News Release, Story
RWJF President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., says the signing (SCHIP) "extends a vital safety net for millions of hard-working parents who aren't offered insurance for their kids through their jobs, or can't afford the coverage that is offered."