RWJF News Releases
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Doubles Its Commitment to Helping All Children Grow Up at a Healthy Weight
February 5, 2015 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicates an additional $500 million to helping all children grow up at a healthy weight. Building on an earlier commitment in 2007, RWJF will have dedicated $1 billion to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic.
November 19, 2014 | News Release
The 2014 Sugary Drinks FACTS report is out: the industry still spends nearly $1 billion to market to children, but some progress has been made.
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.
February 27, 2014 | News Release
Ten of America's leading foundations announced a joint effort with the White House to help America's young men of color reach their full potential in school, work and life
January 30, 2014 | News Release
RWJF's $1.5 million grant to the NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation helps repair youth organizations damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and RWJF to Announce Grant Benefiting Youth Agencies Affected by Superstorm Sandy
November 1, 2013 | News Release
RWJF will grant $1.5 million to be distributed by the Host Committee’s Snowflake Youth Foundation. The effort focuses on revitalizing and rebuilding venues for young people to be active and healthy.
May 14, 2013 | News Release
Randomized controlled trial of popular recess program shows widespread benefits, including less bullying, more physical activity, and more time for teaching.
April 16, 2013 | News Release
Foundation Leaders Pledge Action on Issues Facing Boys and Young Men of Color
January 17, 2013 | News Release
Requiring daily physical education in school could help young people be active for 23 minutes per day, according to a new study.