RWJF News Releases
RWJF News Releases
October 16, 2014 | News Release
Easy-to-understand signs in stores showed calories in drinks—and how long it takes to burn the calories through exercise. The program led to teens purchasing fewer sugary beverages, even after the signs were removed.
September 17, 2014 | News Release
News release on two studies examining the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation's pledge to cut calories sold and how many calories have been purchased.
September 12, 2014 | News Release
Data shows a 71% increase in sales of healthier school foods. To commemorate, President Bill Clinton will honor 250 schools nationwide that have exceeded the new nutritional guidelines set by the USDA.
September 8, 2014 | News Release
Poll from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the American Heart Association and RWJF says the majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students.
August 11, 2014 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president Risa Lavizzo-Mourey urges the FDA to make nutrition facts label clearer and easier to use. See her recommendations.
July 21, 2014 | News Release
Majority of K–12 students like the school meals after they were improved based on new USDA nutrition standards, a new study finds.
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 29, 2014 | News Release
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, RWJF president and CEO, released a statement on school meals standards. Providing healthy food in schools can help young people eat a healthier diet.
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.
May 12, 2014 | News Release
RWJF appointed Ginny Ehrlich, an expert in childhood health, as director and senior program officer of the Childhood Obesity team, effective July 1, 2014.