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.
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 ...
November 7, 2010 | News Release
Researchers release unprecedented report on fast food nutrition and marketing.
April 17, 2013 | Commentary
RWJF comments on USDA's proposed nutrition standards for so-called "competitive foods."
July 6, 2010 | News Release
But youth of all ages seeing more fast-food ads, study finds.
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.
October 26, 2009 | News Release
Researchers release cereal rankings based on nutrition and marketing exposure.
October 12, 2009 | News Release
Fifty-three percent of kids surveyed visited a corner store daily, five days per week; Chips and candy top the list of items purchased, but efforts are being made to increase healthy options.
June 26, 2012 | News Release
Updated standards for snacks, drinks sold in school likely to have positive impact, study finds.
January 24, 2012 | Commentary, Story
“These changes are badly needed. Although many schools have made significant improvements to their meal programs, we must ensure that all schools strive to provide more nutritious meals for students."