August 15, 2013 | News Release
Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent, according to the report.
August 6, 2013 | News Release
James S. Marks, senior vice president and director of the RWJF Health Group, issued a statement regarding a report from the CDC that obesity rates among young children from low-income families are falling in 18 states and one U.S. territory.
July 9, 2013 | News Release
Leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors gathered in Washington, D.C., today to highlight signs of progress in local and state efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Poll Finds Big Gap Between Parents and Experts: Parents Less Likely to Recognize Children as Overweight or Obese
February 25, 2013 | News Release
A new poll released today shows a large a gap between parents’ perceptions of their children’s weight and expert definitions.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Heart Association Join Forces to Reverse Childhood Obesity Epidemic
November 15, 2012 | News Release
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association announce a collaboration to reverse the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.
May 31, 2011 | News Release
Twelve communities of color and indigenous nations receive $3 million to improve access to healthy foods and safe places to play.
December 20, 2010 | News Release
Northeast Elementary Magnet School in Danville is first elementary school in America to earnGold National Recognition Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
September 7, 2010 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards grants to five national groups to address social justice issues driving the obesity epidemic.
January 11, 2009 | News Release
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards $4.8 million to groups nationwide.
July 28, 2009 | News Release
Landmark study pinpoints the shortcomings, poor enforcement of nutrition and activity guidelines.