RWJF News Releases
RWJF News Releases
September 17, 2014 | News Release
Obesity rates in the military is up 61% in less than 10 years, and one in four young adults do not qualify for military duty due to being overweight. Learn what a legion of admirals and generals did to combat this trend.
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.
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.
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.
February 25, 2014 | News Release
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, released the following statement on news today on new obesity rates and announcements from Let's Move!
September 30, 2013 | News Release
Ninety-four percent of school districts expected to meet updated federal standards for lunches by the end of 2012-13 academic year.
September 27, 2013 | News Release
President Bill Clinton honored 267 schools for creating healthier environments for children to learn and staff to work as part of the eighth annual Healthy Schools Program Forum.
June 27, 2013 | News Release
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently updated nutrition standards for school snacks and drinks. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of RWJF, released a statement.