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.
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.
January 17, 2013 | News Release
Requiring daily physical education in school could help young people be active for 23 minutes per day, according to a new study.
September 6, 2012 | Commentary, News Release, Journal Article, Story
Largest declines seen among African American boys and Hispanic girls.
August 15, 2012 | News Release
Children, teens in states with strong laws gained less weight as they got older than those in states without such policies.
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.
June 22, 2012 | News Release
The first Cereal FACTS study was released in 2009, and found that least healthy cereals were those most frequently and aggressively marketed directly to children as young as age 2.
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.”