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 9, 2013 | Commentary
Unhealthy food and beverage marketing can increase children's risk for obesity. A new commentary in Health Affairs examines past efforts to limit unhealthy marketing and provides recommendations for the future.
June 1, 2013 | Commentary
This is the first study to consider clinically measured levels of body composition rather than BMI to investigate the effects of food prices on obesity among youths.
April 17, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF comments on USDA's proposed nutrition standards for so-called "competitive foods."
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.
September 6, 2012 | Commentary, News Release, Journal Article, Story
Largest declines seen among African American boys and Hispanic girls.
September 6, 2012 | Commentary, Journal Article
This commentary by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Senior Vice President and Director, Health Group, Jim Marks reflects on the findings from “Obesity and Severe Obesity among Students in the School District o ...
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.”
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.”