Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, talks about why students need healthy foods in schools.
Mary Story, director of Healthy Eating Research, and Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants, discuss why we need healthier beverage standards.
The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. These communities are creating a culture of health in their backyards. They were selected in 2013 from more than 160 applicants for their innovative strategies.
In 2006, Terry Huang, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, proposed a new approach to combating childhood obesity: architecture. VMDO Architects, in collaboration with the University of Virginia and University of Nebraska, redesigned a 1950s-era elementary school in rural Virginia to encourage healthy eating and physical activity among all students.
RWJF is committed to tackling one of the most urgent threats to the health of our children and families—childhood obesity. Our goal is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
February 7, 2013 | Video/Infographic
Healthier products can contribute to a healthier bottom line for restaurant chains and food and beverage companies.
August 7, 2012 | Video
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reflects on our legacy, and invites you to help us envision the 40 years to come.
February 8, 2012 | Video/Presentation Material
A video series focusing on three diverse communities shows how this national program aims to reverse childhood obesity.
August 23, 2011 | Video
RWJF will reverse the rise in childhood obesity by the Year 2015.
May 9, 2011 | Video/Story
In Nashville, a coalition of faith leaders seeks to improve health and prevent obesity by ensuring access to healthy foods in three underserved neighborhoods without quality grocery stores.
November 3, 2010 | Video
Why are children of color at higher risk?
November 1, 2010 | Survey/Poll/Video/Presentation Material
Elementary school practices fall short of national recommendations for diet and physical activity.
June 15, 2010 | News Release/Video
West New York, New Jersey's Memorial High School earns first-ever Gold National Recognition Award from Alliance's Healthy Schools Program.
May 5, 2010 | Video
Southern city's leaders tackle obesity through an innovative initiative of policies and programs.
May 4, 2010 | Video
What should Latinos know-and do-about the childhood obesity epidemic?