June 27, 2013 | News Release
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently updated nutrition standards for school snacks and drinks. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of RWJF, released a statement.
June 10, 2013 | News Release
Elementary schools are less likely to sell candy, ice cream, sugary drinks, cookies, cakes, and other unhealthy snacks when states or school districts have policies that limit the sale of such items.
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.
May 23, 2013 | News Release
Two new studies from Healthy Eating Research highlight the importance of menu labeling.
May 8, 2013 | News Release
More than 84 percent of all foods and beverages advertised to children on Spanish-language television shows are unhealthy, according to a new study.
CBO Scoring Misses Billions of Dollars in Potential Long-Term Savings from Effective Obesity Prevention Policies, According to New Study
April 24, 2013 | News Release
Obesity-prevention policies could save the U.S. billions of dollars in the long run. A new report from the Campaign to End Obesity shows that the way estimates for the costs of legislation are done now misses a lot of their value.
April 17, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF comments on USDA's proposed nutrition standards for so-called "competitive foods."
State Laws Aimed at Improving School Meals Help Teens Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, New Study Finds
March 12, 2013 | News Release
The study suggests school-based policies can help mitigate barriers to healthy eating that some teenagers face at home.
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.