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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.