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.
May 23, 2013 | News Release
Two new studies from Healthy Eating Research highlight the importance of menu labeling.
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.
Most Entrees at Chain Restaurants Fail to Meet Federal Nutrition Recommendations for Adults or Children
July 20, 2012 | News Release
The study, which was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Healthy Eating Research program, examined the nutritional content of 30,923 menu items—including items from children’s menus—from 245 restaurants across the United Stat ...
June 26, 2012 | News Release
Updated standards for snacks, drinks sold in school likely to have positive impact, study finds.
October 28, 2009 | News Release
Survey for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation finds most parents willing to help schools improve food offerings and increase physical activity.
February 12, 2013 | News Release
NEA HIN Urges Educators to Push for Healthier School Snacks and Drinks National Education Association Health Information Network helps school communities take action against childhood obesity
February 7, 2013 | News Release
Restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance, according to a study released by the Hudson Institute.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement Regarding the Proposal of Updated Nutrition Standards for School Snack Foods and Beverages
February 1, 2013 | News Release
The USDA proposed updated nutrition standards. Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey released a statement.
August 28, 2013 | News Release
New study finds McDonald’s and Burger King responsible for 99 percent of fast-food television ads for kids, suggests industry’s efforts to self-regulate its marketing practices are ineffective.
August 27, 2013 | News Release
According to a new study, cereal companies promote unhealthy products to children using messages and images that exploit their imaginations and mislead them about the characteristics of a product.