May 8, 2012 | Commentary
“Is it possible to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic?” We know now that the answer is emphatically, “Yes.”
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."
January 8, 2012 | Commentary
The following is a statement from James S. Marks, MD, MPH, senior vice president and director, Health Group, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, regarding the study: "A Penny-Per-Ounce Tax On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Would Cut Health And Cost Burdens Of Diabetes, Obesity, And Heart Disease," by Y. Claire Wang, et al., published in Health Affairs on January 9, 2012.
January 1, 2012 | Commentary
This special issue of Health & Place highlights some of the research studies on active living research that were presented at the 2011 Active Living Research Annual Conference that should be useful for researchers, practitioners and advocates.
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.
July 8, 2010 | Commentary
Americans are "way ahead of their elected officials" and they want action now, says RWJF Senior Vice President James S. Marks in a commentary on The Huffington Post.
December 1, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary argues that a multidisciplinary approach is an essential ingredient for achieving community change and vitality. Because active living is not a central issue of any one discipline, public health must influence other disciplines to integrate active living within the context of their respective missions.
July 1, 2009 | Commentary
To address obesity in culturally diverse populations, interventions should include "real-world" practices that are adapted to cultural needs, values and resources, according to Terry L. Bazzarre, Ph.D., a former senior program director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.