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.
August 28, 2013 | News Release
The Notah Begay III Foundation launched a new national initiative to expand its efforts to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native-American children.
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.
Statement from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Regarding the Release of the Report "Still Too Fat to Fight" from Mission: Readiness
The widespread availability of junk food in our schools is a serious problem.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement Regarding Release of "In It for Good: 2012" Annual Progress Report by Partnership for a Healthier America
March 7, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey sees "pockets of progress toward reversing the childhood obesity epidemic," but says more needs to be done.
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.
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 ...
October 31, 2012 | News Release
The press release regarding the release of Out of Balance: A Look at Snack Foods in Secondary Schools Across the states, a report from the Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project
September 18, 2012 | News Release
The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012.