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.
September 6, 2012 | Commentary, News Release, Journal Article, Story
Largest declines seen among African American boys and Hispanic girls.
Statement from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Regarding Proposed Ban on Large Sugary Drinks in New York City
June 7, 2012 | Commentary, Story
The proposal to limit serving sizes of sugar-sweetened beverages is a creative attempt to achieve this goal. Scientific research shows that portion size influences how much people consume.
Statement Regarding The Walt Disney Company's Pledge to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity Through New Marketing Standards
June 5, 2012 | Commentary, Story, Staff and Leadership
"Having fun is an important part of growing up. But kids can’t have fun if they aren’t healthy. We commend Disney for recognizing that, and for making changes in their business model to help kids lead healthier lives.”
March 21, 2012 | News Release, Story
Highlighting obesity-related medical expenses, economists recommend 25-year window for scoring legislative proposals.
February 6, 2012 | Commentary, Story
Over the past year, Walmart has reformulated more than 150 products to reduce sodium and added sugar, cut prices on fruits and vegetables, and opened 20 new stores that bring healthy affordable foods to previously underserved “food deserts.”
January 24, 2012 | Commentary, Story
“These changes are badly needed. Although many schools have made significant improvements to their meal programs, we must ensure that all schools strive to provide more nutritious meals for students."
June 16, 2011 | Commentary, Story
The following is a statement from Risa Lavizzo Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the
January 23, 2011 | Commentary, Story
Congratulations to this year's winners of RWJF's most influential research articles of 2010.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement on Announcement of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Prevention and Wellness Fund
September 17, 2009 | News Release, Story
A statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF president and CEO, regarding the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services announcement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's.
January 7, 2009 | Commentary, Story
Every year we choose 10 articles from our top research and evaluation projects that had real impact in the policy arena, helped shape our thinking and work, or stood out in other ways. This year we asked you to participate in the selection process with us. Please read further to see the results.