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.
November 5, 2013 | News Release
Fast food restaurants’ nutritional quality and marketing to children and teens has improved, but more work is needed.
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.
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.
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.