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 30, 2013 | News Release
Ninety-four percent of school districts expected to meet updated federal standards for lunches by the end of 2012-13 academic year.
August 6, 2009 | News Release, Video
Alliance for a Healthier Generation honors 114 schools for creating healthier environments for students and staff.
July 7, 2008 | News Release
More than 9 in 10 high schools sell foods and beverages in vending machines and a la carte.
September 27, 2013 | News Release
President Bill Clinton honored 267 schools for creating healthier environments for children to learn and staff to work as part of the eighth annual Healthy Schools Program Forum.
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.
April 17, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF comments on USDA's proposed nutrition standards for so-called "competitive foods."
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 the Proposal of Updated Nutrition Standards for School Snack Foods and Beverages
February 1, 2013 | News Release
The USDA proposed updated nutrition standards. Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey released a statement.
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
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.